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Body Found in Stream Identified as Missing Kona Woman

June 3, 2015, 12:04 PM HST
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The Hawai’i Police Department has identified the body of a woman that was found on Monday in Umauma Stream as 62-year-old Bobbie “Jackie” Carnathan.

Carnathan, who was identified through fingerprints on Tuesday, was reported missing on Saturday after her daughters were unable to locate her.

According to Carnathan’s daughters, her last verified contact was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27 when she went ziplining at Botanical World Adventures in Hakalau.

Police say an autopsy that was conducted Wednesday determined that she died from traumatic injuries that are consistent with a fall from a height.

Area I Criminal Investigation Section detectives continue to investigate. Foul play is not suspected in the incident.


Anyone who may have seen Carnathan on a “Hele On” bus or who had been in contact with her at the World Botanical Gardens and Waterfalls in Hakalau is asked to contact Detective Dean Uyetake at 961-2379 or e-mail [email protected]

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