7 Jul 2016

Fiji police now not commenting on killing of Russian couple

5:13 pm on 7 July 2016

Fiji police say they will not make further public comment about the killing of Russian nationals Yuri Shipulin and Nataliya Gerasimova until the investigation is completed.

They said this was due to the sensitive nature of the alleged crime where decomposed body parts of the couple were discovered at the Natadola beach in Sigatoka last week.

FBC News reported that the public had been reassured that all efforts were being made to find whoever was responsible for the terrible act.

Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho also warned the public to refrain from spreading unsubstantiated rumours about the case, saying it only created fear.

The Commissioner reassured tourists that Fiji remained a peace loving country.

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