Kona Death Update 05/03/99

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
KONA CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
LIEUTENANT HENRY W. HICKMAN
PHONE: 326-4203
MAY 3, 1999
F-93153/KN

MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE

Preliminary autopsy results Monday (May 3, 1999) have determined that a Ka’u man whose body was found the day before died of traumatic head injuries.

A police investigation also shows that the victim’s injuries are consistent with a fall.

The victim, identified as Jonathan Umiamaka, 24, of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, was found early Sunday lying face down in the underground parking lot of Waterfront Row in Kailua-Kona.

Kona police have classified the case as a corner’s inquest, and their investigation into the victim’s death is continuing pending blood alcohol and toxicological tests.

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