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Lifeless Body Found Below Nanue Bridge

June 5, 2015, 1:52 PM HST
* Updated June 5, 1:53 PM
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The Hawai’i Police Department says the body of a man was found under a bridge along the Hamakua Coast Friday morning.

According to HPD, officers responded to the Nanue Bridge in the Umauma area after receiving a 9:10 a.m. call reporting that a lifeless body was seen at the bottom of the bridge, located near the 18 mile marker of Highway 19.

A coroner’s inquest has been initiated and Area I Criminal Investigations Section detectives are currently investigating the incident.

This is the second body found in the area this week. On Monday, a woman’s body was found in Umauma stream. She was later identified as missing Kona woman Bobbie “Jackie” Carnathan.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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

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