17 Nov 2004

New Caledonia police probe murder of Wallisian squatter

3:39 pm on 17 November 2004

Police in New Caledonia are appealing for witnesses in their hunt for the killer of a man of Wallisian origin in the capital.

The newspaper, Les Nouvelles Caledoniennes, reports that the body of Luceito Fuaga was found with multiple stab wounds in the Noumea suburb of Ducos at the weekend.

The 55-year-old was found holding a banknote.

Mr Fuaga was apparently murdered only yards away from the squat at Saint Christophe where he lived with his daughter.