A man in his 40’s was found dead behind the Savalalo fish market on Saturday morning.
Witnesses told the Samoa Observer the man was found with only his under garments.
One of them, Sina Ulugia, said there were no visible injuries.
They suspect that the man drowned.
Phone calls and emails to the Police Superintendent Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo for an official response by the Police were unsuccessful.
But the Samoa Observer understands that Police Officers have been taking statements by the witnesses who were at the scene, when police arrived on Saturday morning.
One Police officer told the Samoa Observer that the matter is being treated as a homicide until they decide otherwise.
“He was taken to the hospital where he was officially pronounced dead and most likely an autopsy will be required in the matter to determine the cause of death.”
A fisherman said the deceased is from Leauva’a and Vaiusu.
Another fisherman told the Samoa Observer, the deceased is unmarried and is a dedicated fisherman.