East Hawaii News

Body of Missing Kea’au Man Found

January 7, 2015, 4:35 PM HST
* Updated January 7, 4:37 PM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...

The Hawai’I Police Department announced Wednesday that body of missing Kea’au man Jann L. Nakoa was found Tuesday afternoon.

Police say an opihiki picker noticed the body 100 feet from the ocean along the shoreline between Hilo and Kea’au, two-and-a-half miles from Ha’ena Point. The 49-year-old man’s body was airlifted from the area by the Hawai’i Fire Department.

The body was identified Wednesday through fingerprints.

Nakoa went missing on Jan. 1, where he was last seen at 2 a.m. in the Kea’au Ag Lot area.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday to determine his exact cause of death. Police do not suspect foul play.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Mahalo for Subscribing


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments