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UPDATE: Kona Assault Victim Dies at Oahu Hospital

July 2, 2014, 11:57 AM HST
* Updated July 3, 10:23 AM
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***Updated 4:52 p.m.***

Police said a 52-year-old man found Tuesday lying on a Kailua-Kona sidewalk with a severe head wound died this morning.

The man, identified as Walter Kamana of Kailua-Kona, was discovered by patrol officers face down along Ali`i Drive in the area of the Kailua Pier.

Kamana was taken Tuesday in critical condition to The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu where he died at 9:16 a.m. today.

Police said they are waiting for the results of an autopsy scheduled for Thursday before reclassifying the case from an assault.

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Kona police are investigating an assault of a man who was found lying face down with a head wound in downtown Kailua-Kona early Tuesday morning.

Patrol officers making routine checks near the Kailua Pier found the 52-year-old Kailua-Kona man on the makai sidewalk of Ali`i Drive shortly before 6 a.m.

The man, who had suffered a head wound, was taken to The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu in critical condition.

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Police are looking for anyone, including canoe paddlers or other ocean-goers, who may have witnessed the incident.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Det. Shawn Tingle at 326-4646, ext. 277, or the police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

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