Body of a teen found in Waisali

March 21, 2024 9:32 am

Police have retrieved the body of a missing teenage girl from a river near Naloaloa village in Wailevu, Savusavu.

Divisional Police Commander North SSP Kemueli Baledrokadroka says the victim was allegedly swept away by a strong current from Waisali village last Friday.

SSP Baledrokadroka says the villagers filed a missing report on Friday night.

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He adds search efforts by the villagers and police around the area and downstream were unsuccessful due to the adverse weather conditions.

The victim’s body was found yesterday morning near Naloaloa Village by the river.

It is believed the victim went fishing with another girl when the incident happened.

It is alleged she jumped into the river but did not resurface.

The body has been taken to the Sauvsau mortuary awaiting post-mortem.

The police investigation continues.