Police confirm death of health worker

By Deidre Fanene 13 February 2017, 12:00AM

Police confirmed the death of a 30 year old male from the village of Toamua who was found dead inside a bathroom.

A former student of Avele College and a graduate of the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, he is survived by his wife and two daughters. 

According to Police Spokesperson Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu he was found by one of his colleagues who went to use the bathroom.

“At the moment, the deceased does not appear to have any injuries on his body,” he said.

“However, when he was found his face was all bruised.

“The person who found him said he was lying on the floor inside the bathroom.

“A report from the hospital stated that a post mortem is not needed.

“Nobody else is suspected in the cause of the death of this young man.”

An official at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital who spoke to the Samoa Observer on the condition of anonymity said the deceased works in the Health Promotion Division.

 “He will be sorely missed by everyone,” the source said.

“He had such a pleasant personality. No one expected what has happened and we are all deeply saddened about it..”

The deceased’s smiling face was always seen on TV1 every evening conducting a Healthy Eating Programme after the Zumba programme. 

According to the source, he was in a meeting on Tuesday.

“He said he wasn’t feeling well and he went to the bathroom saying he had an upset stomach,” the Samoa Observer was told. 

He was there for a while.

It wasn’t until other health workers went to look for him, that he was discovered.

It was suggested that he may have died from a heart condition.

By Deidre Fanene 13 February 2017, 12:00AM

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