National Capital District (NCD) metropolitan police commander, Ben Turi, told Loop PNG that the charges will be laid against the suspect following an autopsy on Laufa’s body, which is set to take place today.
The suspect, from East New Britain Province, is currently in custody, being questioned by Criminal Investigation Division (CID) officers.
Turi says the suspect was picked up after the incident Saturday that led to Laufa’s death.
Ruby-Anne Shantelle Kila Laufa, born on February 13, 1992, in Port Moresby, was the Miss South Pacific PNG 2012-2013.
According to the Miss PNG Pacific Islands Facebook page, she studied law at UPNG and was owner of SKYLAR; a modelling agency and events management company.
Laufa leaves behind her father, Maurice, from Gulf province; her mother, Hane Sepi Nouairi-Schaaf, of Central province and Tongan-German blood, and her younger sisters, Sherridan and Rhani Villie-Maina.
“Her father is a senior law lecturer at UPNG and her mother is a port/branch manager with national airline, Air Niugini,” stated MPIP.
She was just a couple of days shy of her 25th birthday when she passed away.
SOURCE: LOOP PNG/PACNEWS