Police will not be making further comments regarding Russian couple

Police will not be making further comments regarding Russian couple

By Nirupa Siwan
Wednesday 06/07/2016
Maika Ratuwere of the PSRU Dive Team continue search in Natadola waters (Photo: Police)

To protect the integrity of the investigations regarding the Russian couple and the body parts found, police will not be making further comments.

This comment has been made by Police Chief of Intelligence and Investigations, ACP Luke Navela.

ACP Navela said due to the sensitive nature of the ongoing investigations regarding the murder of the Russian nationals, they will not be making further comments until the investigation is completed.

He said that all efforts are being made to find whoever is responsible for this terrible act.

Navela said that the RFMF, the Fiji Navy and the K-9 Unit continue their search in Natadola waters today.

Police say the body parts that were found on Monday at Natadola Beach will undergo a DNA test to confirm if it is the part of the remains that were recovered previously.

ACP Navela said the DNA tests done on the previous body parts confirms that the human remains which washed ashore at Natadola beach two weeks ago belonged to the Russian couple.

The Commissioner of Police, Sitiveni Qiliho has also reassured the public and tourists’ coming to our shores that Fiji remains a peace loving country and like other countries, crimes of serious nature do happen because there are elements in society that involve themselves in these types of activities.

Meanwhile, Opposition Leader, Ro Teimumu Kepa said that she is concerned about this unfortunate event and is expressing her condolences to their families abroad.

She said she calls on all those that have any information that may lead to an arrest to assist the police with their investigation.

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