7 Apr 2011

Missing couple in Samoa leave behind 10 children

8:16 am on 7 April 2011

A couple who disappeared mysteriously at sea last Thursday in Samoa have left behind 10 children.

Tagaloa Fasi and Tui Tagaloa of Palapalaloa on Savaii didn't return after a fishing expedition that their children had described as a regular family outing.

Assistant Police Commissioner, Leaupepe Fatu Pula, says the couple had failed to meet back at the family car as planned and the children later found two cellphones and the car keys on the rocks by the sea and a fishing rod floating nearby.

Leaupepe says searches for the couple have been unsuccessful.