ARRANGEMENTS are being made for the body of the Fijian woman allegedly stabbed to death in Sydney to be returned to the country.
Fiji Ministry of Foreign Affairs representative Peni Lomaloma confirmed the details last night adding the 22-year-old's next of kin had been notified.
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation received confirmation through its high commission in Canberra and Consul General (Sydney) of the alleged murder of Adi Cavora Baleimalea Bale Tavuki in the New South Wales suburb of North Narrabeen," Mr Lomaloma said.
"The next of kin in Fiji has been notified of the demise and arrangements are being made with the NSW Coroner's office to have the body repatriated to Fiji at the request of the family of the deceased," Mr Lomaloma said.
He also said the ministry had confirmed the citizenship of the victim and the suspect.
"The victim was a Fiji citizen permanently residing in Australia," Mr Lomaloma said.
"The suspect, who is the victim's husband, is also a Fiji citizen and is in Australia on a temporary visa," he said.
"The couple's 13-month-old child is an Australian citizen and is currently in the care of family members, as determined by the NSW Department of Community Services. "The Fiji High Commission and Consul General (Sydney) will continue to liaise with the NSW Police Department and members of the local Fiji community in this regard," he added.
Meanwhile, the 29-year-old suspect has been charged with murder and is in the custody of Australian Corrective Services.