Body 09-24-08

Hawaii Police Department
Criminal Investigations Division
Captain Randall Medeiros
Phone: 961-2251
September 24, 2008
Report No. C08028886

Media Release

The Hawaii Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying or providing information about a male body found floating at Kuhio Wharf in Hilo on Tuesday (September 23).

South Hilo Patrol Officers responded shortly after 4 p.m., after receiving a report that crew members of the Pride of America cruise ship, docked at Pier 1, had observed what appeared to be a body floating in the water near the ship’s mooring. The condition of the remains suggests that the body had been in the water for some time.

The decedent was found wearing faded denim trousers and a reddish mesh football jersey with the name "DOUGLAS" printed on the back. He is described as possibly Caucasian and approximately 5-foot-9 with a medium build.

Detectives with the department’s Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation, which is currently classified as an unattended death. An autopsy to determine the exact cause of death has been scheduled for Friday (September 26).

Police ask anyone with information about this individual’s identity or the circumstances surrounding his death to call Detective John Rodrigues at 961-2382 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.  Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.



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