1 Oct 2002

Body of alleged murder victim arrives in Suva

10:44 am on 1 October 2002

The body of a fishing boat captain, allegedly murdered on the high seas near Tahiti has been brought ashore in Suva.

The captain's body was found in his cabin on the morning of September 19th when the cook delivered his breakfast.

There were gashes on his right and left temples and blood on the pillow.

Authorities in Suva, where the boat is based, have begun preliminary investigations but a full probe will begin after the result of a post mortem examination is available