Police in New Caledonia have taken a man into custody in connection with the murder of a man of Wallisian origin in Noumea.
The body of Lucitiko Tuaga was found in the suburb of Ducos at the weekend, with a banknote in one hand.
The newspaper, Les Nouvelles Caledoniennes, says police aren't describing the man as a suspect.
Police say the man is an important witness, who knows the victim well and can tell detectives more about his habits.
An autopsy has confirmed Mr Tuaga was killed after a series of blows with a sharp implement.