Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Division, Area I
Captain Robert Wagner
Report No. C13021622
Media Release (update)
The two victims of a fatal fire in Hilo early Thursday (August 15) have been identified through dental records as 67-year-old William Hachmeister and 60-year-old Dixeen Sakamoto, both of Hilo.
An autopsy conducted Friday (August 16) also determined that both victims died of toxic carbon monoxide inhalation due to house fire.
The fire at a home on Wainaku Avenue was reported at 1:08 a.m. Thursday. After firefighters extinguished the flames, the two bodies were discovered in the rubble.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.