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Denpasar police arrest US citizen`s murder suspect

24th February 2014 | 3.078 Views
Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) - The Denpasar Police have arrested a perpetrator who is suspected to be involved in the murder of the 52-year-old American citizen, Paul Robb Latourell, from California.

"We arrested one perpetrator," Chief Senior Commissioner of Denpasar Police Djoko Hariutomo stated here on Monday.

Djoko explained that the arrested perpetrator, with the initials MS, was a man who did not come from Bali. MS is believed to be the sole executor of Latourells murder.

Djoko declined to reveal further details about the identity of MS as the investigators are still on the lookout for the other perpetrator. The police suspect that the perpetrator committed the murder due to jealousy.

Latourell was suspected to be gay. The police believe that Latourell was murdered by a close friend.

Latourell, who is a known crafts entrepreneur and an activist of the HIV/AIDS management campaign, was found dead at his residence in Jalan Banteng, Denpasar, with 65 stab wounds on his body.

Previously, the investigators had questioned three witnesses related to the Latourell murder case.

(Reporting by Dewa Wiguna/Uu.INE/KR-BSR/H-YH)