Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Honiara are investigating the death of a Papua New Guinea national whose body was discovered at a motel in the capital on 14 June 2019.

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Crime and Intelligence Ian Vaevaso says, “The deceased male in his mid-40s and four other PNG nationals were accommodated at the local motel after they arrived in May this year to work for a construction company on a project in Honiara.”

“According to information from investigations so far, the deceased had complained to his colleagues that he had some pain to the joints on his hands and chest as they walked to work on the morning of 14 June 2019. On arrival at the construction site the deceased told his Supervisor about the pain on his body. His Supervisor told him to have the day off and to go and see a doctor,” says AC Vaevaso.

He adds: “The deceased went home but his body was discovered in his room at the local motel by his work colleagues after they returned from work at the end of the day.”

“The matter was reported to police late in the evening of 14 June 2019 when police forensics officers and investigators attended the scene and took the body to the National Referral Hospital Morgue,” says AC Vaevaso.

The matter has been reported to the Papua New Guinea High Commission in Honiara as police continue the investigation into the sad incident.

“Our deepest condolences to the family members and relatives as well as work colleagues of the deceased at the untimely passing away of one of their members and work colleague,” says AC Vaevaso.

Source: RSIPF Media