Israeli-American murder suspect to be deported to Taiwan

The deportation of Oren Shlomo Mayer, who is wanted for murder in Taiwan, has been confirmed today by the Bureau of Immigration

An Israeli-American accused of murdering a Canadian teacher in Taipei will be deported to face justice in Taiwan.

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente confirmed today (Monday, September 10) that 37-year-old Oren Shlomo Mayer will be deported to Taiwan to face homicide charges for allegedly killing 43-year-old Sanjay Ryan Ramgahan on August 21.


Mayer is currently detained at the BI’s detention centre in Bicutan following his arrest last Thursday in Cainta, Rizal. 

“We have received information both from US and Taiwan authorities about Mayer’s crimes, and both request that he be deported to Taiwan,” Morente said.

Mayer allegedly dismembered his victim before dumping his body parts in a river.


Mayer has a pending felony warrant from the Taiwan New Taipei District Prosecutor’s Office issued on August 24, and has been charged with homicide.

“He is on the list of Taiwan’s most wanted fugitives and a a big-time drug personality in that country,” Morente said. “He is an undesirable alien, and it is our duty to deport him so he may be punished for his crimes.”

He added that Mayer was also an undocumented alien as his passport had been revoked by the US government.

According to BI intelligence officer Bobby Raquepo, Mayer is also suspected of being the biggest supplier of marijuana in Northern Taiwan. Taiwanese police believe his victim may also have been involved in the trade.

Mayer fled to Manila on August 25, four days after he and two other suspects were implicated in the murder of Ramgahan, as he was walking his dog in a riverside park near Zhongzheng Bridge in Taipei’s City’s Yonghe District.

Mayer, along with American Ewart Odane Bent, allegedly rode bicycles to the area and lay in hiding for their victim. When he arrived, they pounced on him, tied him up with a metal chain and hacked him to death with machetes.

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