Solomons police investigate death of Australian

8:02 pm on 2 June 2020

Solomon Islands police are investigating the suspicious death of an Australian man whose body was discovered on his yacht off Honiara on Friday.

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Photo: RNZ/Koroi Hawkins

Police said the 71-year Queenslander had been living with his 46-year-old Solomon Islands de facto wife since 2014.

Police said although the death was being treated as a suspicious, there was no sign of foul play though the man's head was cut and blood stains found on his backside and on the rail of his yacht.

Police investigators were still waiting for the report on the post-mortem.

The couple had been travelling from Solomon Islands to Australia and back yacht several times.

They had been in the Solomons since October.