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HPD Investigates Suspicious Death

April 27, 2015, 7:44 PM HST
* Updated April 27, 7:45 PM
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The death of a woman who died Monday afternoon is being investigated by the Hawai’i Police Department.

Police say they received a phone call regarding an unresponsive woman on Plumeria Street in Fern Acres at around 10:46 a.m. Monday morning. Officers located the body of a 50-year-old woman and contacted detectives due to the appearance of a suspicious injury.

Detectives from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section responded to the scene to continue the investigation.

After being transported to the Hilo Medical Center, the victim was pronounced dead at 12:05 p.m. The case has been classified as a coroner’s inquest.

No arrests have been made in connection to the incident, but police have not ruled out foul play.

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An autopsy will be conducted on Tuesday to determine the exact cause of death.

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Anyone who may have witnessed the incident should contact Detective Jesse Kerr of the Juvenile Aid Section by calling 961-8843 or through e-mail at [email protected].

Individuals who prefer to maintain anonymity can call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

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