Australian UN employee Jennifer Downes killed in an alleged suicide attempt in Fiji

PICTURED: Australian UN worker and mother of three killed in suspected attempted suicide in Fiji – before her husband dived from a balcony

  • The mother of three Jennifer Downes was found dead in her home in Suva, Fiji
  • The Australian UN World Food Program employee is a married mother of three
  • Husband Henry Lusaka John fell from a balcony and is treated like a suspect
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Photographs have emerged of the Australian United Nations employee found dead in Fiji in an alleged suicide attempt.

Mother of three Jennifer Downes was found dead by her husband's friends, just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday when they visited the couple's home in the capital, Suva.

Police believe she was murdered and treats her Australian husband Henry Lusaka John as a major suspect, according to local reports.

Mother of three Jennifer Downes was found dead by her husband's friends, just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday when they visited the couple's home in the capital, Suva

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Mother of three Jennifer Downes was found dead by her husband's friends, just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday when they visited the couple's home in the capital, Suva

Mrs. Downes worked for the UN World Food Program in the Pacific and was described as being of a & # 39; good humored character & # 39;

Mrs. Downes worked for the UN World Food Program in the Pacific and was described as being of a & # 39; good humored character & # 39;

Mrs. Downes worked for the UN World Food Program in the Pacific and was described as being of a & # 39; good humored character & # 39;

He recovers in the hospital after falling from a balcony after a death.

There were no injuries visible on Ms. Downes when her body was found, police say.

Mrs. Downes worked for the UN World Food Program in the Pacific and John also works for an international organization.

She was described as being of a & # 39; good-tempered nature & # 39; in a profile piece for the organization.

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& # 39; I worked in humanitarian logistics in both Vanuatu and Australia, while I also gave birth to my three beautiful children & # 39 ;, she said.

& # 39; Being the mother of three children under the age of four has only improved my logistics capabilities … They are really proud of their mother and make it even more rewarding. & # 39;

Jennifer Downes was found dead in her house on Service Street in Suva, and her husband was seriously injured after falling from a balcony. The police were seen on the spot on Wednesday (photo)

Jennifer Downes was found dead in her house on Service Street in Suva, and her husband was seriously injured after falling from a balcony. The police were seen on the spot on Wednesday (photo)

Jennifer Downes was found dead in her house on Service Street in Suva, and her husband was seriously injured after falling from a balcony. The police were seen on the spot on Wednesday (photo)

The police claim that Mrs. Downes was murdered. Her husband was injured after he fell from the balcony

The police claim that Mrs. Downes was murdered. Her husband was injured after he fell from the balcony

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The police claim that Mrs. Downes was murdered. Her husband was injured after he fell from the balcony

The area was blocked by the police, who removed her body from the scene a few hours later

The area was blocked by the police, who removed her body from the scene a few hours later

The area was blocked by the police, who removed her body from the scene a few hours later

The area was blocked by the police, who removed her body from the scene a few hours later.

John was taken to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital where he stays.

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The couple recently moved to Suva with their three children, but local publications don't know where they are.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade offers consular assistance.

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