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HPD Investigates Death of Teen Girl

November 18, 2021, 10:33 AM HST
* Updated November 18, 10:51 AM
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Authorities are investigating the death of a 14-year-old girl in West Hawaiʻi, Hawaii News Now reports.

According to the HNN story, Hawaiʻi Police are investigating the incident that occurred on a social media app. Sources tell HNN, “the 14-year-old filmed herself on TikTok snorting an unknown substance not long before she died. The teen was subsequently airlifted to Kapiʻolani Medical Center.”

HPD Capt. Sherry Bird confirmed to Big Island Now detectives were investigating a juvenile death, however the “cause of death, amongst other investigative details, is still under investigation.”

The medical examiner confirmed with HNN that an autopsy was performed on the girl, but the office said the results of toxicology tests won’t be in for several months.

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