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Victim's phone with police

Dawn Gibson
Friday, February 08, 2013

MORE has been uncovered in the tragic homicide case of Shalvin Prasad, the 21-year-old who was burnt to death in Auckland last week.

According to a news update from the New Zealand Herald, Manukau Police's detective inspector Dave Lynch said Mr Prasad's cellphone was handed to police on Wednesday.

Police told the New Zealand news agency that the person who brought the phone in was not involved in Shalvin's disappearance or death.

The report said the phone was submitted to the police electronic crime laboratory for forensic testing and they were awaiting updates.

On top of this, Detective Lynch confirmed that the deceased's family had given police a more detailed description of the clothing he was wearing the day he left their family home.

"Mr Prasad was wearing a Canterbury brand round-neck short-sleeved maroon T-shirt, dark grey three-quarter-length pants and black Billabong sandals," the agency reported of the family's statement to police.

Investigations by the Manukau-Counties police department continue.


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