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Police Locate Body in Ravine During Search for Missing Couple

October 19, 2015, 2:40 PM HST
* Updated October 19, 2:41 PM
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The Hawai’i Police Department located a decomposing body in a ravine on Friday afternoon.

Authorities say they were searching for Masaru Miyamoto, 93, and Tamie Miyamoto, 88, who had last been seen on Oct. 11, when they came across the body of an unidentified man at the bottom of a ravine behind Kahema Street in Hilo.

After searching the surrounding area, Police found Tamie Miyamoto in thick vegetation.

HPD reports that they learned the Tamie Miyamoto, along with her husband Masaru, had been doing yard work for relatives who were off island and that they frequently picked warabi behind the house.

Tamie Miyamoto and the unidentified body were both taken to the Hilo Medical Center, where the man was officially pronounced dead.

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Police say that Tamie Miyamoto remains at the hospital, where she is being treated for exposure.

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Foul play is not suspected in the incident.

Detectives are still attempting to confirm the man’s identity.

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