TWO decomposed bodies were discovered this week in two separate places in the Northern Division.
And police are not ruling out the chances of foul play as investigations continue.
The body of 58-year-old Wayne Whippy of Kasavu, outside Savusavu Town was discovered on Monday by his farm caretaker on the front porch of their home.
The deceased's wife who is believed to be abroad has been notified of the death by close relatives.
The body is now at the Savusavu Hospital mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.
The second incident involved a villager of Cawaro from the district of Udu in Macuata whose body was found in the forest near the village.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro confirmed the body belonged to 44-year-old Joeli Bulago who had gone out on Saturday to hunt for wild boars and failed to return.
Mr Bulago's body was discovered yesterday morning by villagers who alerted police.
Village headman Alipate Matadigo said the villagers conducted a search on Sunday when Mr Bulago did not return.
"After phone calls around neighbouring areas of Wainiika, Nukudamu and Tawake, we had negative results as to his whereabouts and decided to hold a search party," Mr Matadigo said.
"Yesterday, we lodged a report at the Wainikoro Community Post and with the aid of police officers we managed to mount another search which led to the location of the deceased's body at 6am this morning," he said.
Mr Matadigo said the deceased's wife who is on a visit at her home in Koroivau, Tailevu had been notified of the incident.
Ms Naisoro has confirmed that police investigations are continuing and the bodies are at the Savusavu and the Labasa Hospital mortuaries awaiting post-mortem examinations.