Kona Death 05/02/99

PHONE: 326-4203
MAY 2, 1999


Police are investigating the death of a man Sunday (May 2, 1999) in Kailua-Kona.

Responding to a 12:45 a.m. call, Kona patrol officers found the body of an adult Polynesian-looking man face down in the underground parking lot of Waterfront Row in Kailua-Kona.

The victim had apparent head injuries. He is believed to have died sometime between late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

The victim has been tentatively identified through identification papers on the body, but police are withholding the name pending positive identification.

Police have classified the case as a corner’s inquest. They have scheduled an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Anyone who may have information about the man’s death is asked to call Detective Guy Kaniho of the Kona Criminal Investigation Section at 326-4232.

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