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Body found in Waipio Valley stream, police investigating


Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the discovery of body in the Honokaʻa District.

At 5:56 p.m. Thursday (March 3), police responded to Waipio Valley after receiving a report of an unresponsive man in a small stream. Responding officers located the victim, who was partially submerged in the stream.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section responded to the area and recovered the body of a Caucasian male. The body was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he was officially pronounced dead.

The case is currently classified as a coroner’s inquest. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning (March 4) to determine the exact cause of death.

Detectives have identified the man but are withholding his identity pending notification of his family.

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