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Suspect in fatal stabbing still on the run

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, January 19, 2013

THE suspect who allegedly stabbed a woman in Tailevu earlier this month is still on the run.

This was confirmed by the Fiji Police Force's spokesperson, Ana Naisoro yesterday.

The 43-year-old man, Sailasa Mociu, was last seen in Nadi. On January 9, Mr Mociu is alleged to have stabbed to death a 33-year-old Kasaya Veisei of Naisaumua Village.

The incident happened around 6am when she was allegedly stabbed several times with a kitchen knife on a bridge near the village and her body was thrown into the creek below.

A relative at the crime scene said the suspect fled after he threw the deceased into the creek.

The relative, Lusiana Qionimacawa, a cousin of the deceased, said that her last words were ones which brought much sadness to her.

"The last word that Kasaya uttered was sa oti (it is finished) and she was no more," she said.

Ms Veisei was a mother of four children, the eldest being 14 and the youngest being five years old.

Police are urging members of the public to come forward if they know anything about the suspect.

The public can contact their nearest community post or police station, or call 917.


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