Shock discovery of dead girl below Cathedral Hill

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Members of the public curious about what is happening surrounding the death of a young girl at Holy Cross hill side. Photos by Eddie Osifelo

BY EDDIE OSIFELO

Members of the public curious about what is happening surrounding the death of a young girl at Holy Cross hill side. Photos by Eddie Osifelo

A female believed to be 18 years old was found dead underneath a tree below the Holy Cross Cathedral Hill in Honiara on Wednesday morning.

A big crowd gathered around the scene when Police officers arrived and took the body of the deceased to the National Referral Hospital.

Supervising Deputy Director of the National Crime Investigation Department (NCID) Inspector Michael Bole said police investigators at the Honiara Central Police Station, officers of the Serious Crime Squad and Forensic officers have started their investigation into this sad incident.

Bole said they cannot confirm the cause of death since a post-mortem is yet to be carried out and they have to also interview possible witnesses.

Island Sun arrived at the scene but police had already sealed the area with tape to keep public out.

The scene attracted many onlookers as they stopped by to discuss the incident before they dispersed.

“We don’t know what happen to her,” one onlooker said.

Police appeal to public who may have information about the circumstances that might have led to the death of the female person to come to the Honiara Central Police Station to give their investigators any information or call the Station on 22551 or 22999.

Anyone with information should also contact the Police National Communication Centre on phone 23666.

“I urge members of the public not to speculate about the circumstances surrounding the death especially on Facebook. Let us instead assist police investigators to find out what really happened and bring those responsible to face justice,” Inspector Bole said.

“I call on relatives of the deceased female person to remain calm and not to take the law into your own hands. Let us allow the police to do its work.”

“My deepest condolences to the family and relatives of the woman as you mourn the passing away of one of your members,” said Inspector Bole.