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Police Attempting to Identify Body Found in Waipio

December 2, 2014, 7:28 AM HST
* Updated December 2, 7:30 AM
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The Hawai’i Police Department is investigating a body found in Waipio Valley on Sunday.

According to a HPD release, police are trying to determine if the body is that of a 22-year-old hiker who was reported missing Saturday.

A Kailua-Kona woman, identified as Lindsey Nickerson, was last seen when she separated from a tour group of 25 people during a hike in Waipio Valley Saturday.

Hawai’i County Fire Department personnel who were searching for the missing hiker reported that they found a female body near the Tea House after locating the missing hiker’s belongings near the Hi’ilawe River.

Police are trying to make a positive identification of the body.

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Foul play is not suspected, and an autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

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