POLICE are continuing their investigation into the Easter double murder case despite the arrests and remand of the two key suspects.
Police Commissioner Matthew Varley revealed this to journalists yesterday at his weekly conference at the Rove Police Headquarters.
“The matter is before the court so I cannot make any more comments in relation to that investigation other than to say we are still working hard to continue with the investigation, continue with our inquiries and continue with our brief of evidence of those suspects to court,” Mr Varley said.
He said they will be working with the witnesses and suspects.
Mr Varley said they interviewed the suspects but at this point in time the suspects have not come forward with much more additional information.
“But we are still working on other avenues of inquiry to indentify if there are any people involved but also we still work on tracking down what property might have been stolen from the premise and where that went to.
“The investigation does not stop,” he said.
Mr Varley added that the two suspects who are now in custody are the two suspects they are seeking based on the CCTV footage inside the LGZ building where the Chinese couple were knifed to death.
“I cannot comment on where our investigation might lead to because that work is very much ongoing. “
Askedif he heard claims the second suspect was harshly handled when he was arrested, Mr Varley said he heard those claims.
“I have asked for reports today on that from our investigators who returned from Auki and I can assure you that if those claims are substantiate we will take a very serious view of that.
“But let us let the progress take its course.
“At this point in time I have got no evidence to base those claims on.
“I have heard the reports and we will investigation them thoroughly and that is what I have tasked my director of National Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) to do today,” Mr Varley said.
The police chief thanked community leaders who have helped police along the way with this investigation.
He said they would not be able to conclude this investigation so quickly without the information and support from the public.
He also extended his thanks and congratulation to the police officers involved in the arrest of the two suspects.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN