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Fatal fire (update) 08-19-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Division, Area I
Captain Robert Wagner
Phone: 961-2251
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.