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Hilo death (update) 02-04-11

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory M. Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
February 4, 2011
Report No. C11003116

Media Release

The preliminary pathological results from an autopsy performed on the 57 year-old Hilo man indicate that foul play was not involved.

The medical examiner who performed the examination said that Roy Lemon died as a result of “blunt force injury” and the injury appeared consistent with a fall.

Detectives are awaiting the findings of a toxicology analysis.

On February 3, 2011 at about 7:23 am, South Hilo Patrol officers and Hawaii Fire Department personnel responded to a report of an unresponsive male in a private parking lot off of Kalakaua Street, where they discovered Lemon with an apparent head injury.  Lemon was transported by rescue personnel to the Hilo Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 8:27 am.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section are continuing this investigation, which is classified as a coroner’s inquest.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.