3 Mar 2009

Two men arrested in American Samoa after death of Vanuatu man

11:45 am on 3 March 2009

Police have identified a man found dead near the Veterans Memorial Stadium in American Samoa late last week as Jimmy Leo of Vanuatu.

The fisherman, who was married to a Samoan woman, is believed to have been beaten to death.

Police took into custody two suspects, one a 17 year old and the other a 18 year old.

The 18 year old is to appear this morning on public peace disturbance charges.

The government hopes to file felony charges .