UPDATE: Body of Woman Found in the Umauma Stream
***Updated at 5:40 p.m. to include additional information from the Hawai’i Police Department. ***
Hawai’i Police Department officers from the North Hilo District responded at 11:28 a.m. after receiving a call that a body was found in the Umauma Stream.
Police reports that the body, identified as a woman, was found partially submerged.
The body was taken from the stream by the Hawai’i County Fire Department.
HPD detectives remain on scene and have not yet made positive identification.
A coroner’s inquest has been initiated and an autopsy will be ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
***Original story posted at 4:47 p.m.***
The Hawai’i Police Department has confirmed that the body of a woman was found in a river in the Umauma area Monday afternoon.
No additional details are currently available. Stay with Big Island Now as we bring you the latest as it becomes available.