Homicide investigation launched after human remains found on Tonga ocean floor

Tonga Police have launched a homicide investigation after two fishermen found human remains on the seabed in water around the Nuku’alofa’s Yellow Pier.

Tonga Police. Photo/Kalino Lātū

Police said the fishermen made the startling discovery on Christmas Day but provided no further details.

It said the unidentified human remains have been transferred to the mortuary at the Vaiola Hospital awaiting thorough examination by a pathologist.

The result is expected to assist Police investigations and hopefully with identification of the deceased, the Police said.

Tonga Police is urging the public for any information that may help police investigations including information on any missing persons that may have not reached police.

“Please contact Police on 922, 740-1630 or 740-1632 with any information”.

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