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FBI director Wray ‘heartbroken’ over Laken Riley murder

FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks at the University of Georgia

By Joe Johnson

FBI Director Christopher Wray spoke Tuesday about the death of Laken Riley during a lecture series at the University of Georgia.

Authorities say that Riley was killed Feb. 22 on the UGA campus by Jose Ibarra, a Venezuelan national who was in the country.

During his remarks at the lecture series Wray said that he grieved for the slain student's family and the community.

I want to tell you how heartbroken I am—not just for the family, friends, classmates, and staff who are grieving Laken’s loss,” Wray said. “But for Augusta University and the entire UGA community, which many members of my own family are a part of. A lot of people—students, alumni, and community members alike—see Athens as a kind of safe haven from what ails

“I want to tell you how heartbroken I am—not just for the family, friends, classmates, and st

A lot of people—students, alumni, and community members alike—see Athens as a kind of safe haven from what ails so much of the rest of the country.”

He said he was sad to see the sense of peace be broken as a result of the incident.

“I’m saddened to see that sense of peace shattered by Laken’s murder and the subsequent arrest of a Venezuelan national who’d illegally entered the country in 2022,” he said.

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Shag2023
Shag2023
Mar 20

Ms Lester,

I believe the FBI got involved because of the nature of the crime. Many different factors: done on UGA campus, the way he violated the young victim, done by an illegal alien with ties to an international gang. ACC law enforcers asked for help so that tells me they probably couldn’t handle it on their own.

The second the ACC appeared to be able to handle it as they had a suspect immediately and more followed thru quite quickly. It was two local gangs involved.

The anger that people should be justifiably feeling should be towards our mayor … and asking why did he do a press conference for one and not for the other. He should be…


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What about this three year old baby that was killed they ain't spoken about it like that 😡😢😢

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Right

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Shag2023
Shag2023
Mar 20

The FBI worked with GBI, ACC Police, ACC Sheriff, and UGA police to find the killer. According, to ACC Chief Saulters, at a public meeting, the evidence is solid. …. And he should be moved… I cannot imagine seeing the evidence of a disfigured, assaulted and raped 22 year old young woman that was dragged like she was worthless to the woods, while the killer returned to his home. So Mr Bunce, stop trying to impose your ploy.

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At least there is some intelligence in these comment sections left. Bunce needed to be taken down a notch or ten.

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How is the FBI involved in this except as a political ploy? They don't handle border enforcement.

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