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Woman’s Death Rocks Kaka Place

Woman’s Death Rocks Kaka Place
Dead....52-year-old Julie Corrblimey Alexander was found in her home last Saturday morning. She was transferred to the CWM Hospital in Suva where she died on Sunday.
December 01
10:22 2015

The sudden death of a popular local personality has shocked the close-knit Kaka Place community of Pacific Harbour in Deuba.
Still reeling from the shock, neighbour Tony Smith said he saw Julie Corrblimey Alexander unconscious in her home on Saturday at 6.30am
Ms Alexander, 52, originally from New Zealand, was a businesswoman, charity and social worker.
Mr Smith yesterday confirmed that he had gone to check on Ms Alexander early Saturday morning after a telephone call from a relative.
“A relative had called me to go and check on her. When I came I saw her lying in the sitting room, she was still conscious and awake, I then took her to Navua Hospital,” Mr Smith said.
She was then transferred to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva where she died on Sunday.
“I did not smell any alcohol on her or saw any injuries or bruises on her body.”
He said Ms Alexander was an ambitious woman who had plans to establish an international rugby academy in Cuvu, Nadroga.
“She was a very nice and kind lady. We used to drink together every weekend.”
Mr Smith had been living at Kaka Place for the last four years. Ms Alexander, he said, came after them.
“She was a divorced woman and she was living with her mother and two house girls,” he said.
The Police Force has classified the case as an attempted suicide.
However, an email from nearby residents claimed Ms Alexander was allegedly killed.
“Residents of Pacific Harbour were shocked to wake up on Sunday morning to discover Police swarming around the secluded residence of Julie Alexander, one of the communities better known inhabitants,” the email read.
Acting Commissioner of Police, Brigadier- General Sitiveni Qiliho said this could only be determined after the post-mortem examination today.
He also advised residents who had some allegations to have them reported to the nearest Police Stations and they would deal with them.
“We have to await the outcome of that and if it is found that something like that was done we will investigate. Let’s not be emotionally carried away with things,” Brigadier- General Qiliho said.
“People making wild allegations will create unnecessary anxiety and fear in the community. So if there is allegation regarded to that case, a post-mortem will be carried out and if there is suspected foul play found then the Police will investigate.”
According to the residents, Ms Alexander was a passionate supporter of a variety of charitable causes including a foundation to combat bullying and another to promote national water safety and the Friends of Fijians in Need with Iliesa Delana.
Ms Alexander is survived by her only son.

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