Police Attempting to Identify Body Found in Waipio
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.
Foul play is not suspected, and an autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.