Jakarta to hand over prosecution of suspected 'chiropractic killer' to FBI

Jakarta to hand over prosecution of suspected 'chiropractic killer' to FBI
Jakarta Public Order Agency officials close the Chiropractic First clinic in Grand Indonesia Mall in Central Jakarta on Jan. 13.
PHOTO: The Jakarta Post/ANN

The Jakarta Police are set to hand over the prosecution of an American chiropractor allegedly responsible for the death of a patient to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as he has returned home to the US, a top police investigator said Wednesday.

Chiropractor Randall Cafferty left Indonesia and landed in Los Angeles on Dec. 22 before settling in San Diego, California, according to information from the FBI, Jakarta Police general crimes chief Sr.Comr Krishna Murti said.

Cafferty was suspected of malpractice that lead to the death of Allya Siska Nadya, 32, in August last year after she received treatment at a Chiropractic First clinic in Pondok Indah Mall.

As Indonesia and the US do not have extradition treaties, the Jakarta Police have arranged for Randall to be prosecuted in his home country.

FBI representatives declared their support for the Jakarta Police in a meeting on Wednesday morning, Krishna said.

"We will conduct a case expose and give all the data like the chronology of the case, the autopsy result and witness statements," he said, adding that FBI representatives had taken Jakarta Police investigators' summary to translate into English.

FBI investigators will also talk with the US Prosecutor's Office regarding relevant procedures and would update the Jakarta Police in the next few days, Krishna said.

Jakarta Police investigators and key witnesses will also be sent to the US to help with the case.

In a bid to prosecute Cafferty, the police issued a red notice with Interpol in the event that Randall attempted to travel to another country. If the destination country had an extradition treaty with Indonesia, he could be brought back to Jakarta for prosecution, Krishna said.

Just last week, the police said they believed Randall was still in Indonesia and had overstayed his visa as immigration records suggested he was still in the country.

The police named Cafferty and the owner of the clinic - Malaysian national Kan Wai Ming - as suspects last week.

Allya's autopsy results showed internal bleeding in her upper neck area.

The Jakarta Health Agency has shut down all Chiropractic First clinics across Jakarta for operating illegally.

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