Body found

Body found in search for missing 14 in Solomons

Two boat loads of people left Gizo for the Shortland Islands on 1 January, with one vessel drifting near Moli where it was found on 2 January. The other, carrying 14 people, failed to reach its destination.

The woman was found on Tuesday night near Zinoa Island, Vouza in Choiseul Province, and northwest of the Solomons capital Honiara, the head of maritime Thierry Nervale told RNZ Pacific.

This is more than 100 kilometres from the Shortland Islands.

Nervale said her body has been transported to Taro Island by the police and medical team.

Vanuatu Police continue investigations into discovery of ship crew member’s body

The body of the engineer was found at Pango Beach last weekend.

The deceased arrived on the tanker Inge Kosan last week.

According to Office of the Maritime Regulator (OMR) the ship was sailing out of Port Vila Harbour on Sunday, when they realised that one of their crew was not on board.

A search and rescue operation was mounted on Sunday afternoon.

The team found a body at Wolourua beach between Pango point and Ifira point.

Police said the body is at the Vila Central Hospital mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.



Body of Vanuatu man found in river in Fiji

A boy discovered the body in the Wainibuka River near Bucalevu Village and alerted villagers yesterday (Saturday).  

The Fiji Times reports the man’s body has been taken to the Rakiraki Hospital.

The deceased who is reported to be from Tanna in Vanuatu was living in a nearby village.

Fijian police are yet to comment on the matter.


Photo file/Facebook Caption: Rakiraki Hospital in Fiji 


Police identify body as missing Glee star, Naya Rivera

Rivera, 33, went missing on Wednesday after going boating with her four-year-old son at Lake Piru. He was found alone and asleep on the boat.

Divers and teams using sonar equipment found the body earlier on Monday.

Rivera is best known for playing the cheerleader Santana Lopez in the hugely popular musical comedy TV series Glee.

At a news conference on the shore of the lake on Monday, Sheriff Bill Ayub of the Ventura County Sheriff Department said police were "confident" the body was that of Rivera.

Body found as search for missing helicopter continues in Fiji

Debris has also been discovered in the area believed to be from the four-seater helicopter that had first been reported missing on Friday night.

The helicopter had been transporting a two-year-old child from Naitaubua island to a hospital in Labasa, accompanied by their mother.

The pilot was reported to be the only other person on the board.

Search and rescue teams have also been found items from the helicopter along the shores of Natewa Bay.


Grocery worker found in shop where he worked after 10-year search

Investigators in Council Bluffs, Iowa, say Larry Ely Murillo-Moncada, 25, had apparently fallen into an 18-inch (45cm) gap at No Frills supermarket.

Noise from the coolers probably muffled his cries for help, according to investigator Sgt Brandon Danielson.

No foul play was detected and his death was ruled to be accidental.

His body was discovered in January at the store less than a mile from where he lived, but was so badly decomposed that he was not positively identified until last week after a post-mortem examination was conducted.