HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
EAST HAWAII CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
LIEUTENANT STEVEN GUILLERMO
OCTOBER 1, 2003
MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE
Police have identified the body of a 62-year-old Hilo man who had been reported missing since September 8, 2003.
The missing man was identified through dental records as Richard Suffern, of a Hilo address.
Suffern’s body was found Wednesday (September 24, 2003) in an area with heavy underbrush between the Mauna Loa Shores and Hale Moana condominiums in the Keaukaha area.
The results of an autopsy conducted Friday could not immediately determine the exact cause of death, although no foul play is suspected.
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