Naked woman found dead

By Deidre Tautua-Fanene ,

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CAUSE OF DEATH UNDER INVESTIGATION: Body of the woman found at sea on Monday morning being carried by Police officers.

CAUSE OF DEATH UNDER INVESTIGATION: Body of the woman found at sea on Monday morning being carried by Police officers.

A woman was found naked and dead at Mulinu’u on Monday morning.

While it was not possible to get an official comment from the Police last night, the Samoa Observer understands they have launched an investigation to determine how she died.

A man who spotted the woman floating on the water at Mulinu’u told the Samoa Observer he was shocked.

“I couldn’t believe what I saw,” he said.

He did not want his name published.

But he said the woman looked like she had been dead for at least a few days when her body was found.

“I was walking on the seawall heading to the Court house at Mulinu’u when I saw a body floating on the sea,” he said.

“When I went to take a closer look, I saw it was the body of a female.”

The Police and emergency workers were contacted. 

They arrived immediately.

The witness said he suspects the female could be in her 40s or 50s.

“When the Police brought her body up, she had mucus coming out of her mouth,” he said. “She was all naked."

“She had a tattoo on her right arm but I couldn’t see clearly because the Police immediately wrapped up her body.”

The eyewitness said he could not believe what he saw and up until now, he still has nightmares thinking about it.

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