Two men wanted over Halaleva death

Police have released information of two men they say are closely linked to the death of a Chinese shopkeeper in Halaleva on February 20.

Police believe one of the men has a tattoo and wearing a Micky Mouse T-Shirt.

One is in his 30s or 40s and the other is either in his 20s or 30s, Police said.

Dao Jin He, 31, was the victim of an attack and was found unconscious in his shop by a Chinese friend.

He was rushed to Vaiola Hospital on Thursday 20 but died at about 7.30am the next day.

No signs any sharp object were used in the incident, according to Police.

In a separate development,  Maka Latu, 24, of Mataika has been named as the Tongan man Police arrested on February 24.

He was charged with the murder of a 44 year-old Chinese electrician who was found dead in an electronic shop in Kolofo’ou on 15 June 2012. Latu is still in Police custody.

His co-accused, a 33 year-old Asian man will appear in the magistrate court next week.

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