Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Report No. C13019764
Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a fatal fire Christmas Eve in Mountain View.
At 7:10 p.m. Tuesday (December 24), Police Department and Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a structure fire on Palainui Street in the Eden Roc subdivision.
After extinguishing the flames, firefighters discovered a badly burned body inside the structure.
Detectives from the Police Department’s Area I Criminal Investigations Section and Fire Department investigators are investigating the cause of the fire.
Police have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death and to assist with identifying the remains.