Police are investigating the death of a senior citizen from Mongouge, Choiseul.
The deceased has been identified as 78 year old Gabriel Jonny.
According to information obtained by the Times, Jonny left home at around 8.30 am on Friday to cut wood to make charcoal.
His body was discovered by his brother at around 5:30 pm the same day with blunt trauma to the back of the head and a swelling to the right eye.
It is suspected that Jonny, who was in in an area with a steep slope, may have slipped and fell onto boulders below, hitting his head in the process.