Couple discovers foreign student dead
By fijilive
May 18, 2008 - 2:39:10 PM

The body of a foreign medical student studying in Fiji was found by a couple in the Rewa River, Nausori.

Matheus Dasilva Joao, 21, who is from East Timor, was last seen by friends last Thursday.

He was a student of the Fiji School of Medicine and was identified by his friends after his body was discovered by the couple who were diving for fresh water mussels yesterday.

According to Assistant Police spokesperson Atunaisa Sokomuri, Joao was said to have been in a depressed mood when last seen by friends.

“According to his friends, he was having problems with his studies and may have also been homesick,” said Sokomuri.

The circumstances surrounding the 21-year-old’s death is uncertain and a post mortem examination is expected to be conducted at Wainibokasi Hospital.

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