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Criminal Cases Since 2014 Still Under Probe

Criminal Cases Since 2014 Still Under Probe
August 08
10:58 2018

Investigations are still ongoing for a few outstanding criminal cases since 2014.

This was confirmed by police spokesperson Jokatama Qio.

These cases include:

  • The murder of Russian couple Yuri Shipulin and Nataliya Gerasimova. On June 17, 2016, body parts, confirmed as the couple’s were found at Natadola Beach floating in the water;
  • A 12-year-old girl was found dead in her Samabula home, Suva, by her father on September 7, 2014, at about 8am.
    It is believed that the girl was alone at home when the incident happened.Her father had gone for a haircut and her mother was attending a church service
  • On January 29, 2015, at around 6am, an employee found Lees Trading chief executive officer Holland Seeto dead in a pool of blood in his office at Laucala Beach Estate, Nasinu. Mr Seeto, 59, was believed to have died from stab wounds.
  • Lautoka Police discovered the burnt body of a Vinod Patel regional manager, Salesh Chand, in his company vehicle on June 8, 2016.
    The investigation in this case is focusing on the circumstances surrounding his death.

“Cases are still open and investigations ongoing,” Mr Qio said.

Meanwhile, in an earlier interview with the Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho, he had mentioned that the Fiji Police Force has a dedicated team working on the four major outstanding murder cases.

Brigadier-General Qiliho said he could not divulge the different cases because “people will react to it and go underground. We are working on the cases”.

He even mentioned that there were a number of outstanding cases decades ago well before his time.

Edited by Percy Kean.


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