60-Year-Old Tongan woman suspicious death in North Long Beach

Vaiola Taufalele Vaipulu whose death Police believed was a homicide. Photo/Supplied

The body of Vaiola Taufalele Vaipulu, a Long Beach-Tongan resident in USA,  was found dead in her North Long Beach home Sunday and Police are treating it as a homicide after uncovering suspicious evidence, the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) confirmed Monday.

Vaipulu, 60, was found inside a home in the 6700 block of Olive Avenue about 6:50 a.m Sunday, said coroner Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

Her niece ‘Ana Lelea Fili has confirmed Vaipulu’s death to Kaniva News saying“she’s my aunty…younger than my mum….hooooi…saaaad…[sic]”

Police first believed Vaipulu’s death was natural but were suspicious  after uncovering suspicious evidence at the scene, According to LBPD spokeswoman Marlene Arrona.

The suspicious circumstances were confirmed by a coroner prompting Police to launch an ingvestigation, the Long Beach Post says.

“Coroner Assistant Chief Ed Winter said an autopsy was pending”.

“The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call LBPD Homicide Detail at 562.570.7244”, the Post says.

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