Body found inside car parked in orchard 07-17-03

PHONE: 961-2382
JULY 17, 2003


Police have ordered an autopsy to determine the identity and cause of death of a body that was found Tuesday (July 15, 2003) inside an automobile parked in a macadamia nut orchard.

Responding to a 3:30 p.m. call Tuesday, South Hilo patrol officers found a decomposed body inside a green 1993 Honda sedan. The car was parked in an orchard in the upper Wainaku area.

The body was so decomposed that the victim’s sex or identity could not be immediately determined.

Hilo Criminal Investigation Section detectives have classified the case as a coroner’s inquest and have ordered an autopsy, scheduled for Friday, to determine the cause of death and the identity of the victim.

Anyone with information about the death or the identity of the victim is asked to call Detective Uwao Chartrand of the Hilo CIS at 961-2382 of the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

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