Body of Canadian woman in Vaiola as Police investigation continues

The deceased body of a 56-year-old Canadian woman who was found dead in a yacht they owned with her husband in Vavaʻu on July 7 is still at the Vaiola hospital mortuary.

The case is still under police investigation, Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akauʻola said yesterday.

The deceased’s  husband from Florida, United States, appeared at the Neiafu court on July 11 charged with the manslaughter of his wife.

The accused remains in Police custody. Police have also seized and impounded the yacht – the Sea Oak.

Earlier reports said the husband told Police he found her wife dead when he went to wake her up.

The couple arrived in Neiafu on May 26.

While in Vavaʻu they were staying in their yacht and were expected to depart Tonga next month on August 21.

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