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Floating body 12-28-08 (posted 12-29-08)

Hawaii Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Mitchell Kanehaulua
Phone: 961-2252
December 28, 2008
Report No. C08038971

Media Release

The Hawaii Police Department is asking for the public’s help in providing any information about a body found floating near Hilo Bay on Sunday morning.

A fisherman reported finding the body floating near the break wall just outside Hilo Bay shortly before 11 a.m. Hawaii Fire Department personnel airlifted the body to the Hilo pier. The body appears to be that of a Caucasian female between 35 and 45 years old.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case call detective Reed Mahuna at 961-2384 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.