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Decomposed Body Found Near Hilo Airport

June 15, 2015, 3:49 PM HST
* Updated June 15, 3:51 PM
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The body of an unknown person was located about 80-100 feet south of Kekuanaoa Street and about a half-mile east of the intersection of Kekuanaoa Street and Kanoelehua Avenue on Monday morning, according to the Hawai’i Police Department.

At around 8:37 a.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of a body off of the road leading to the Hilo airport.

Police say the body was found in a makeshift shelter in an overgrown area. The body was in an advanced stage of decomposition.

On Tuesday, an autopsy will be conducted to determine the sex and cause of death. Police say both fingerprints and dental records may be used to identify the body.

The case has been classified as a coroner’s inquest.

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Anyone who may have seen someone riding a white bicycle into a bushy area in the vicinity of the scene in late May or early June is asked to contact Detective Clarence Davies at 961-2384 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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

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