An elderly man who was found dead in Mongouge, Choiseul on Friday morning, June 30, is believed to have slipped and fell down a precipice, according to relatives and law enforcement sources.
Reports are that 78-year-old Gabriel Johnny left home around 8:30 Friday morning to cut wood to make charcoal but never returned home on time.
His brother reportedly discovered his body around 5 p.m. the same day with injuries to the back of his head and a swollen right eye.
Relatives said the area where Johnny worked is near a precipice with a lot of rocks below.
Police are investigating.