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Police identify body found along Hilo shoreline on Big Island

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A body discovered last week along the shoreline just outside Hilo Bay on the Big Island has been identified as that of a visitor from California.

The Hawai‘i Police Department says the victim was identified as Clifford Edward Myers Sr. of Van Nuys, Calif. Preliminary results of an autopsy performed March 16 did not show signs of foul play; however, final results are pending toxicology and additional forensic testing.

The circumstances surrounding Myers being on the Big Island is under investigation. Police report that he arrived about one week before his death.

Shortly after 6 a.m. March 14, officers with the department’s South Hilo Patrol and personnel with the Hawai’i Fire Department responded to the shoreline just west of the Bayshore Towers condominium and apartment complex after a caller reported observing a body at water’s edge. The Fire Department chopper immediately located Myers’ lifeless body and brought it to higher ground.


Personnel with the department’s Area I Criminal Investigation Section also responded to the scene to continue the investigation, which remains classified as a coroner’s inquest.

Anyone who might have information relative to this case or who might have come into contact with Myers before his death is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311 or contact Detective Casey Cabral with the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 808-961-2384 or via email at [email protected].


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