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UPDATE: Body of Woman Found in the Umauma Stream

June 1, 2015, 4:47 PM HST
* Updated June 1, 5:50 PM
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***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.

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A coroner’s inquest has been initiated and an autopsy will be ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

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***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.

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