Man Whose Body Found in Hilo Identified 08-28-01

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH HILO PATROL DIVISION
LIEUTENANT STEVEN GUILLERMO
PHONE: 961-2311
AUGUST 28, 2001
G-78460

MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE

Police have identified a man whose body was found Friday (August 24, 2001) at the former Hilo Hotel.

The victim was identified as Craig Okamoto, 46, of no permanent address.

Although an autopsy was performed, the cause of death is still undetermined pending completion of further examination and toxicology tests.

Acting on a 9:28 a.m. call, South Hilo Patrol officers found Okamoto’s body at the former hotel, located at 142 Kinoole Street.

The victim was taken to the Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:45 a.m.

Police have tentatively classified the case as a coroner’s inquest.

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