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No More Comments From Police About Russian Couple Murder

Police will not be making further comments regarding the murder of Russian nationals Mr Yuriy Shipulin and Ms Nataliya Gerasimova until the investigation is completed. Chief of Intelligence and Investigations, Luke
06 Jul 2016 11:45
No More Comments From Police About Russian Couple Murder
PC Maika Tobua of the Police Special Response Unit during the search at Natadola Waters. Photo: Fiji Police Media Cell

Police will not be making further comments regarding the murder of Russian nationals Mr Yuriy Shipulin and Ms Nataliya Gerasimova until the investigation is completed.

Chief of Intelligence and Investigations, Luke Navela said this was due to the sensitive nature of the ongoing investigations.

“On behalf of the Commissioner of Police I can assure everyone that all efforts are being put in to find whoever is responsible for this terrible act. With the backing ofthe Republic of Fiji Military Forces and the Fiji Navy the joint teams continue their search in Natadola waters today.

“Concurrently a team of investigators as well as our K-9 Unit are conducting their line of work.”

ACP Navela is also urging members of the public not to speculate or spread unsubstantiated rumours about the case as it only serves to create unnecessary fear.

 

“The Commissioner of Police has also reassured the public and tourists’ coming to our shores that Fiji remains a peace loving country and like other countries, crimes of serious nature do happen because there are elements in society that involve themselves in these type of activities.

“This is why we are requesting members of the public and the media to assist investigators by allowing them to focus on their work. We cannot be speculating on what transpired or what the outcome of the investigations will be.

 

ACP Navela said if members of the public have any information – irrespective of how insignificant it might be, could be the missing piece of the ongoing investigations.

They are encouraged to directly get in touch with the Police.



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