BY SAMIE WAIKORI
Police in Auki are treating the finding of a dead body on December 6 at the Fiu river as a ‘likely murder case’.
The body was found just after 7am under the Fiu bridge, and has been identified as a man in his 30s who was from Fulikaomae, a village in the outskirts of Auki town.
RSIPF Operation Manager at Auki, Sergeant Charles Eddie Koto said initial reports say the deceased was last seen with a group of boys along the river on Sunday.
Koto said a fight broke out between them and the deceased fought with one of the boys.
Koto said the dead body has injury marks and police are investigating whether they are related to the fight on Sunday.
He said Auki police have already identified some of the boys whom they will bring in for questioning.
Koto said the body of the deceased was brought to Kilu’ufi hospital yesterday and kept for post mortem which was arranged for today.
He appealed to families and relatives of the deceased and parties involved to remain calm and allow police to carry out investigations.
Koto urged those who may have information about the incident to report to police.
He conveyed condolences to the immediate families and relatives of the deceased.