Investigation on West Honiara death continues

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

POLICE say that investigation into the death incident at West Honiara this week is still continuing.

Responding to questions asked during a media conference, Supervising Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga said that police investigations are ongoing, and they are calling for people in the area to come forward and assist police with their investigation.

From information at hand, she shares that the deceased was reported to chew betel nut after having had his food.

Ms Matanga however stresses that this information is yet to be ascertained, along with the cause of death.

She said unfortunately there was no post-mortem conducted on the deceased due to the pathologist being out of the country.

Ms Matanga said the country only has one pathologist and when he is not available, causes difficulty to police investigation.

Nevertheless, she is adamant that police will try their best to establish the cause of death.

This is in relation to the death incident in West Honiara on the night of September 14.

Police said they were only alerted to the incident after the body had been taken to the National Referral Hospital (NRH).

Ms Matanga also confirmed that a female alleged to have been with the deceased before his death was also taken in for safe custody.

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