14 Jan 2008

Vanuatu police say suspects in Port Vila murder to be named

2:02 pm on 14 January 2008

Vanuatu police say they know the identities of five suspects wanted over the murder of an Australian woman living in the capital, Port Vila.

The woman was found murdered at her home in a largely expatriate enclave on the outskirts of the city last Monday.

The head of the investigation, Superintendent Bule Kelson, says police know the identities of the five people allegedly involved and will probably name all of them publicly today.

A suspect already named in the investigation, 20-year-old Jacky Saul, narrowly avoided capture by police last week after fleeing into bushland.

He was already wanted in Vanuatu in connection to a number of house break-ins.