Weather Fiji, Suva   Max 30°C, Min 23°C

Fiji Sun


Police Set Up Special Team

Police Set Up Special Team
Murdered Russian couple Yuri Shipulin and his wife Nataliya Gerasimova.
April 16
13:21 2018

The Fiji Police Force has a dedicated team working on four major out­standing murder cases.

This was confirmed by Police Commis­sioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho.

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 said.

“There are some cases that have been out­standing well before my time in the Police, decades ago.”

It is understood that there are a few crimi­nal cases outstanding since 2014. They are:

  • The murder of Russian couple Yuri Shipulin and his wife Nataliya Ger­asimova. On June 17, 2016, body parts, confirmed as the couples 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 CEO 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; and
  • 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.


Edited by Epineri Vula



Related Articles

you said it
"I support it 200 percent, I am with FRU, the country and the people of Fiji. We want to bid to get one of the HSBC stops in Fiji."
Waisale Serevi
Sevens Legend
April 2018
« Mar   May »