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HPD Confirms Identity of Body Found in Wailuku River

March 1, 2018, 11:26 AM HST
* Updated March 1, 5:34 PM
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Hawai‘i Island police have confirmed the identity of the body found in the Wailuku River on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, as 28-year-old Kelly Mrowinski of Chicago.

Mrowinski and a male co-worker were swept into the Wailuku River by an apparent flash flood on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The male was able to swim to shore, however, after an extensive aerial and land search, Mrowinski could not be located.

The medical examiner who performed the autopsy concluded the cause of death of “freshwater drowning” and ruled the death as accidental.


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