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Police Investigating Body Found in Kona

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Hawai‘i Island police are investigating the discovery of a body found at a county park near the intersection of Ali‘i Drive and Hualālai Road.

On Tuesday, June 7, shortly before 6 a.m., Kona patrol officers responded to the park after receiving a report of a lifeless body there. The victim was transported to the Hilo Medical Center for official pronouncement of death and scheduling of an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Police have identified the victim as a 48-year-old resident of Kailua-Kona; however, his identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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Detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigation Section responded to the scene and are continuing this investigation, which is currently classified as a coroner’s inquest.

Police ask anyone who may have information relative to this case to call the police department’s non-emergency number at 808-935-3311, or Detective Tyler Prokopec of the Area II Criminal Investigation Section at 808-326-4646 ext. 224 or email [email protected]

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe.

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