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UPDATE: Police Locate Body in Waipio

March 4, 2016, 8:39 AM HST
* Updated March 4, 10:11 AM
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File photo by Brian Baldwin.

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***Updated at 10 a.m. to include additional Hawai’i Police Department information.***

The Hawai’i Police Department reports that the body located in Waipio Valley on Thursday was found unresponsive in a small stream.

Officers responded to the valley after receiving reports of the man, who was first found by area residents.

The victim was partially submerged in a stream.

Area I Criminal Investigations detectives responded to the scene and recovered the body that appears to belong to a Caucasian male.

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The victim was taken to Hilo Medical Center, when he was officially pronounced dead.

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Authorities say the victim’s name is being held pending notification of his family.

Detectives continue to investigate the incident as a coroner’s inquest. An autopsy will be conducted Friday morning.

***Original story posted at 8:39 a.m.***

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The Hawai’i Police Department has confirmed that a body was located in Waipio Valley Thursday evening.

The body, which has not been identified, was located at 5:56 p.m.

An HPD spokesperson said the incident is being investigated as a coroner’s inquest. An autopsy will be conducted.

No additional details were immediately available.

Big Island Now will bring you the latest as information is available.

 

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