Man found dead, suspects still at large

National, Normal

The Nationa, Monday July 16th, 2012

A 30-YEAR-old man from Kerema, Gulf province, was dead and his body dumped near the Bishop Brothers turn-off in Port Moresby last Friday.
The motive for the killing is unknown and the suspects are still at large.
Detectives who examined the crime scene believed that the victim was killed sometime between 1am and 3am and his body dumped in the area, about 500m away from where he was last seen drinking near a club at Hohola.
The man died as a result of multiple stab wounds to his body by a sharp object.
A kitchen knife was found a metre away from the man’s body.
National Capital District metropolitan commander Supt Peter Guinness said the man was unemployed and lived at Hohola.
“No suspects have been caught yet but police are investigating the killing,” Guinness said.
Relatives of the dead man, who arrived at the crime scene, said the man had two children.
Guinness said the killing was not elections-related but warned city residents to take precautions when moving around in unfamiliar places.
Detectives at the crime scene said the deceased could have been killed by more than one offender as there were obvious signs of struggle before his death.