Vavaʻu man’s death referred to coroner  

A 39-year-old man who died in ‘Olo’ua, Vava’u before his body was found in a tax allotment has had his death referred to the coroner.

Police believed Paea Vailea died on Saturday 13 before his body was found.

They released few details about the incident or Vailea.

A post mortem was expected to be carried out today at 3pm in Neiafu to determine the cause of death, a Police spokesperson said.

He was unable to provide further details until the results had been released.

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