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Navy divers to conduct underwater searches: Qiliho

July 5, 2016 1:11 am

Police Commissioner, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho, will be at the Natadola Beach in Sigatoka this afternoon.

This is in regards to the decomposed body parts of a Russian couple that were discovered at the famous picnic spot.

He says the team of divers from the Fiji Navy will be conducting an underwater search of the seabed around the area where the body parts were found.

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“In regards to the most on recent body parts that have been recovered, we will have to go through DNA testing for that to confirm if it’s part of the previous body parts that were recovered. But apart from that it will be premature to make comments on the conduct of investigation at the moment.”

Brigadier General Qiliho says they will be sending updates of the case through the Foreign Affairs Ministry to the Russian consulate.

Meanwhile, investigations continue on the discovery of the decomposed body at the same picnic spot yesterday.

Chief of Intelligence and Investigations ACP Luke Navela says the discovery was made by a man who came across the remains while walking along the beach.

The decomposed parts were wrapped in a similar manner to the discovery made last week at the same location.

ACP Navela says the remains will be kept at the Lautoka Hospital, where forensic tests will be carried out.

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