Witnesses rounded up in Kinakon death

Police in Central Province have rounded up possible eyewitnesses for statements and questioning following the discovery of a 26-year-old female yesterday at the Kinakon area, outside Port Moresby.

Central provincial police commander, Laimo Asi, said the woman was murdered – and this matter is currently under investigation as a murder case.

The body of the mother-of-two was found just after lunch yesterday.

She was identified by family members who had last seen her on Friday just before she left for a dance at a nearby outdoor club, known as the White House.

The body was found in the bushes a few kilometres away from Marianville Secondary School and the Institute of Business Studies (IBS).

There were no visible injuries except for a deep wound on her face and part of the head, which could have resulted from being hit with a heavy object or hacked with a machete.

PPC Asi said the case is now under investigation and some statements have already been collected.

He added that there are no possible suspects at this stage however, the Central command’s homicide team will be looking at establishing a good number of lead suspects soon.

(File pic of yesterday’s discovery)

Imelda Wavik