Allegations of Physical Trauma Prompt Police Inquiry; Weather Conditions Hinder Post-Mortem
Police in Kirakira are currently investigating the death of a 60-year-old male whose lifeless body was discovered in a bush a short distance from his village.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Makira-Ulawa Province, Superintendent Peter Sitai, reports that the deceased, a resident of Ere’ere village in Ugi Island, was reported missing on November 8 and his body was found the following day.
According to PPC Sitai, there are allegations that the deceased exhibited signs of physical trauma, including bruises on his body, along with an imprint on the ground surface suggesting that his body may have been dragged to the location where it was discovered.
Superintendent Sitai further explains that adverse weather conditions have hindered the scheduling of a post-mortem examination. Consequently, the pathologist team from Honiara was unable to travel to the area. Nevertheless, an initial report was compiled by the nurse in charge of Kerepei clinic.
Mr. Sitai extends his heartfelt condolences to the immediate family of the deceased, acknowledging the sorrowful loss they are experiencing.
In his appeal to the residents of Ere’ere, Superintendent Sitai urges anyone who may have witnessed the incident to step forward and provide any relevant information to the officers at the Kirakira Police Station. Alternatively, individuals with information can contact the police at 50266 or 50276.
Source: RSIPF Media