Police Investigate Found Waipio Body as Murder

March 7, 2016, 10:21 AM HST (Updated March 7, 2016, 12:23 PM)

File photo by Brian Baldwin.

File photo by Brian Baldwin.

A murder investigation has been opened in connection to a body located in Waipio Valley last Thursday.

The case was initially classified by police as a coroner’s inquest.

HPD has identified the victim’s identity publicly as Thaine Ulysses Lucifer Price of Honoka’a. On Friday, authorities knew the man’s identity but withheld the information pending notification of kin.

The investigation into the incident continues, according to police.

Anyone with information about the case should call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311; Detective Todd Pataray by phone at 961-2382, or by e-mail at; or Detective Robert Almeida by phone at 961-2386 or by e-mail at

Those who would like to provide information anonymously should call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.



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