Severed head found on Fiji beach linked to missing Russians
July 5, Wellington: A New Zealand couple have found a cloth bundle containing a severed head while strolling along a popular Fiji beach in what has become the latest gruesome discovery in a murder case that has captivated the picturesque South Pacific island nation, they said.
According to local news reports, similar tied bundles that washed ashore in late June at Natadola Beach contained two pairs of feet.
Fiji police believe the victims in the unsolved murder case were Russian couple Yuri and Natalia Shipulin, who went missing from their farm on the main island of Viti Levu last month.
New Zealander Graeme Bickley told The Associated Press by phone Tuesday that he and his wife Jan had traveled to Fiji for a weeklong vacation in order to watch a rugby match and relax.
The Oslo Times International News Network