Samoa Police are not ruling out foul play as they investigate an incident where the body of a man was discovered with a .22 rifle next him.
Assistant Police Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Tiai Keti says the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is assisting the Lalomanu Police.
“Our Lalomanu Station is investigating an incident of a male who was discovered dead with a gun, a .22 rifle next to him that was reported to us on Friday last week”.
Police say that forensic investigations would have to be conducted as the man’s face was unecognisable.
“O le tulaga lea e faigata ai ona maua tonu pe sa pule i le soifua pe leai ona e maua le tino maliu ua leiloa foliga ma e faigata ona iloa tonu le mafuaaga o le maliu.”
The man had been missing for two days before his family found his body on Friday and reported the incident to police.