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Police will await the outcome of the post-mortem examina­tion of an airport worker who was found dead in a hotel room in Nadi on Wednesday. The examination by experts will
28 Sep 2018 11:50
Workmates Miss Colleague
Joe Gray and the late Vereniki Momoedonu.

Police will await the outcome of the post-mortem examina­tion of an airport worker who was found dead in a hotel room in Nadi on Wednesday.

The examination by experts will determine the cause of death so Po­lice investigations can continue.

Vereniki Momoedonu, in his late 30s, was an employee of Fiji Air­ports.

Mr Momoedonu was found dead by the hotel staff after foul smell came from the room where he lived in since 2014.

He hails from a chiefly family in Lautoka.

When contacted yesterday, family members at their residence in the west village preferred not to com­ment.

Upon the news of his death, condo­lences began to pour out on social media.

One of his close associates, Joe Gray, said his circle of friends were in deep mourning.

“He will be dearly missed among us,” said the Fiji Airports manager Airport Landside Operations and Customer Services.

“He was a popular figure and had genuine love and charisma. Words cannot really describe the loss and his absence from our midst.”

Fiji Airports communications & public relations officer Christopher Chand said: “He was a popular fig­ure at his workplace.

“Mr Momoedonu has this kind of bubbly face and irrespective of who he met, no matter what the situa­tion is he would take the time and talk to you.”

Nadi Aviators Rugby League Club committee member Jacquie Wil­liams, who worked alongside the late Mr Momoedonu, said: “I was asked on Wednesday night if I had heard the terrible news.

“I froze, because I had no idea what was coming next, and never in my wildest dreams did I even imagine, it would be your name Nixon.

“Wherever he went, he would light up the place with such vibrancy and laughter.” Edited by Percy Kean

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