PROGRESS

Press con­fer­ence today to ex­plain in­ves­ti­ga­tion

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Police have made sig­nif­i­cant progress con­cern­ing the bru­tal mur­der of Lo­mary Pri­mary School stu­dent, Mere Ailevu, Police Com­mis­sioner Bri­gadier- General Siti- veni Qil­iho said yes­ter­day. Mere, a Year 7 stu­dent who lived at Vu­nibuabua Set­tle­ment in Pa­cific Har­bour was re­ported miss­ing from home on Sun­day, March 14. “I can as­sure them that yes we have made sig­nif­i­cant progress and they will be vis­ited by the in­ves­ti­ga­tors to up­date them on the progress,”

Ear­lier re­ports had stated that Police took in more than five sus­pects for ques­tion­ing. They are be­lieved to be from the same area where Mere lived.

Bri­gadier-General Qil­iho said in ref­er­ence to Mere’s par­ents.

Ear­lier re­ports had stated that Police took in more than five sus­pects for ques­tion­ing. They are be­lieved to be from the same area where Mere lived.

Chief of In­tel­li­gence and In­ves­ti­ga­tions, As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner of Police (ACP) Luke Navela, is ex­pected to hold a press con­fer­ence today and high­light the progress of their in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Mere’s mother, Sili Keni, yes­ter­day also con­firmed that Police of­fi­cers and a sus­pect known to them were at the set­tle­ment.

It is be­lieved that they were re­con­struct­ing the al­leged scene of what tran­spired on that fate­ful day – when 14-year-old Mere went miss­ing. “They came with the sus­pect and took him around to all the places where Mere was that Sun­day night. They took him right up to the beach where her body was found,” Mrs Keni said.

She re­mains hope­ful that jus­tice will soon be served. Mrs Keni has also ac­knowl­edged the tire­less ef­forts put in by Police in their in­ves­ti­ga­tions, and mem­bers of the pub­lic who have helped them by re­veal­ing in­for­ma­tion. So far no sus­pect has been charged for Mere’s bru­tal death.

Mere Ailevu, 14.

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