Two bodies found on New Year: Police

Two deaths were reported in the Morobe capital during the New Year.

“One was at East Taraka,” Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jr said.

“A male adult body was found by the local residents. The body was discovered in the early hours of January 1, about 5am.”

Police have not been able to establish its identity yet.

“But from initial enquiries, it may be a homicide case, and he may have been dumped there from a moving vehicle,” said the metropolitan superintendent.

“This will be ascertained when investigations are complete.

“We are calling on witnesses to come forward and assist Police.”

Wagambie Jnr revealed that the second body was found washed up along the Busu River.

“The deceased has been identified. The matter is being investigated, following his whereabouts leading up to his death.

“His body was also found early hours of January 1.”

Despite the isolated killings, the city did not experience any major crimes or public disturbance on January 1, stated the police boss.        


Charles Yapumi