The murderer of the young Irish Michaela Harte, 28, used a false magnetic key, at 15h42, to have access to room 1025 of the Legends Hotel where the couple lived in McAreavey honeymoon trip. Two minutes later, by pure chance, Michaela, who had tea at the restaurant with her husband, John, returned to his room to make cookies, the cost of those cookies cost her life …
She entered the room at 15:44. There she is confronted with a robber. And the attempted robbery turns to tragedy. The intruder strangles Michaela to death to get rid of an embarrassing situation “well thats what we hope according to the investigation”
Police believe the murderer, who had quietly entered the room, he intended to steal but surprised by the return of the young woman, he panicked and he would have choked. Moreover, data from the “time frame” has been recorded on the computer server from the hotel.
Based on these data, the police interviewed officials of the department Tuesday morning. It was not excluded that occurs within the first arrest Tuesday night.
IT Services Unit of the police were asked to draw this matter to light. Moreover, after viewing the surveillance camera recordings of the institution, the bloodhounds of the Major Crime Investigation Team could not detect much since the corridor leading to the chamber 1025 is not equipped with CCTV. Moreover, relatives of Michaela Harte took a flight to Mauritius where they are expected to reach Mauritius Today (Wednesday 12 Jan2011).
The Legends hotel employees were arrested by detectives of the Major Crime Investigation Team in the framework of the police investigation into the murder of Michaela Harte-McAreavey.
In a statement to the Irish press, the Superintendent of Police Soopun Yussuf rejected the involvement of John McAreavey, husband of the victim in the case. Central to the Barracks, the murder of the young tourist is a “Very High Profile Murder Case”.
The hotel employees Legends, more precisely those of the ‘room service’, were questioned by the men of the Superintendent Soopun MCIT. So far, ten people, all employees of the hotel, with access cards, magnetic strongly interested sleuths of the MCIT. Police have long viewed the surveillance cameras, but since 1025 by the chamber there is no camera, the task of investigators appears to be more complicated than expected. The couple chose this place for their privacy, according to our information.
Investigators are satisfied with the cooperation of the victim’s husband John McAreavey. He was interviewed at length on Monday afternoon. It provided a concrete alibi: at the time of the murder he was at the restaurant waiting for the return of his wife Michaela.
The British media are keenly interested in the case.
Following the tragic death of Michael Hart, the Minister of Tourism and Recreation Nandcoomar Bodha, wishes to express his great sorrow. Like any country, Minister Bodha, is also in a state of shock at this unexpected event in Mauritius. The Minister has personally met today with the husband of Michaela Harte, John McAreavey, to express his sympathy and that of the Mauritian people. He also learned that John McAreavey was always supported in his misfortune.
Nando Bodha also gave an interview to RTE News, Ireland’s national radio station and BBC Belfast.
During these interviews, the Minister pointed out that Mauritius was a rule of law and a thorough investigation was underway.
He also said that the Mauritian authorities would extend their assistance to the bereaved family. Moreover, two members of the family arrived in Mauritius tomorrow.
Tourism Minister was also keen to reassure that Mauritius was a safe destination and that it was the first time the country faces such a situation.