Foul Play Suspected in Captain Cook Death

August 10, 2015, 11:51 AM HST
* Updated August 10, 11:52 AM
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The body of man found in Captain Cook with suspicious head injuries has led to a Hawai’i Police Department coroner’s inquest investigation.

HPD officials say the man was found on Sunday morning when one of the dogs being walked by a woman strayed from her to the man’s body. The woman called 911.

The man was pronounced dead at Kona Community Hospital at 3:50 p.m.

Officers responded to the scene in a coffee field off Keopuka Mauka Road at 7:22 a.m.

Foul play is suspected and an autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.


Police will try to identify the man through finger prints. He has been described as being in his mid-to-late 60’s, 5-foot-4, and weighing 160 pounds with brown eyes and graying black hair. HPD says he was wearing black pants and a gray T-shirt.


Anyone with information about the man’s identity or information regarding the case should call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Those who would prefer to contact a detective directly should call Detective Walter Ah Mow directly at 326-4646, extension 238 or e-mail [email protected]. Individuals can also contact Detective David Matsushima by calling 326-4646, extension 228 or e-mail [email protected]

Those who prefer to maintain anonymity should call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

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