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Man’s body found under bridge in Hamakua

Nanue Bridge location on the Mamalahoa Highway (Hwy 19) on the Hamakua Coast.

Nanue Bridge location on the Mamalahoa Highway (Hwy 19) on the Hamakua Coast.

MEDIA RELEASE

Hawaiʻi Island police initiated a coroner’s inquest case after a body was found Friday morning (June 5) under a bridge along the Hāmākua Coast.

In response to a 9:10 a.m. call, officers were assigned to the the Nanue Bridge in the Umauma area near the 18-mile marker of Highway 19, also known as the Hawaiʻi Belt Road. They located a man’s lifeless body at the bottom of the bridge.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation.

Police ask anyone with any information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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