Hawai‘i police respond to body found near Hilo Bay shoreline
Authorities are investigating after a body was found along the shoreline just outside of Hilo Bay early this morning.
According to Hawai‘i police, South Hilo patrol officers and Hawai‘i Fire Department were called to the area just west of the Bayshore Towers shortly after 6 a.m. after a caller reported observing a body at the water’s edge. HFD’s chopper immediately located the lifeless body and brought it to higher ground.
Area I Criminal Investigation Section personnel responded to the scene to continue this investigation, which is currently classified as a coroner’s inquest.
The victim appears to be a local male in his late 40s or early 50s; however, positive identification is pending by means of fingerprint identification.
The victim was transported to the Hilo Medical Center and officially pronounced dead at 7:46 a.m.
There were no immediate indications of foul play. An autopsy has been scheduled for later this week to determine the exact cause of death.
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 Casey Cabral of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 808-961-2384 or email [email protected].