Suspicious Logging camp death

Police have arrested a 47-year-old man in Western Province in relation to the death of a 19 year-old girl in a logging camp at Jericho, North New Georgia, Western Province.

Western Provincial Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu confirmed, the 19-year-old girl’s body was discovered inside her room on 11th July.

The matter was reported to Noro Police Station and a joint investigated by Noro Police and officers from the National Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) in Honiara ensued.

PPC Lenialu said initial findings from a post-mortem conducted on the body suggested, the death was not a suicide incident but a suspicious death.

The defendant was remanded in custody on murder charge since 8 August for his next court appearance.

PPC Lenialu appeals to those at the logging camp who may have information about the incident to come forward to police.


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