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Police to Investigate Death of Woman

Police are investigating the death of a woman in Tavua. Lanieta McKenzie, 51, of Kavika Street, Tavua, died on Thursday. Police spokesperson Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said their investigations were underway
05 Sep 2015 13:18
Police to Investigate Death of Woman

Police are investigating the death of a woman in Tavua.

Lanieta McKenzie, 51, of Kavika Street, Tavua, died on Thursday.

Police spokesperson Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said their investigations were underway after it was confirmed that Ms McKenzie had suffered injuries to her head.

“The woman was rushed to hospital after her husband found her lying unconscious inside their home in Tavua. It was alleged the woman was assaulted by an unknown person during a drinking party at her home,” Inspector Sokomuri said.

The victim allegedly suffered the injuries during a farewell party she organised on August 25 for her husband’s cousin who was to leave for Syria.

Neighbour Vasiti Tinai, 32, claimed Ms McKenzie was drunk during the party.

Ms Tinai said an argument broke out between the couple during the party after Ms McKenzie’s husband had stopped her 18-year-old nephew from drinking more liquor during the party.

“Lanieta became angry and questioned her husband on why he stopped the boy from drinking.”

Ms McKenzie is then said to have gone outside.

The neighbour said on Friday her husband noticed blood stains on her pillow.

“She was complaining of headache, but she refused to go to the doctor. Last Saturday her husband took her to the hospital,” she said

Ms McKenzie was later transferred to the Lautoka Hospital.

“She died on Thursday. She always greeted us and we hope that the family finds peace.”

Inspector Sokomuri said they were still investigating.

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