Man’s body found in Hilo Bay 09-02-04

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH HILO PATROL DIVISION
SERGEANT LEWIS J. WILSON
PHONE: 961-2213
SEPTEMBER 2, 2004

MEDIA RELEASE

The body of a 48-year-old Hilo man was found floating in the water Thursday (September 2, 2004) just offshore in Hilo Bay.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Responding to a 7:05 a.m. call, police determined that the man’s body was floating just feet from the shoreline next to the lighthouse in downtown Hilo. Officers determined that the man had been last seen about 4 p.m. the previous day.

There were no signs of foul play, and police have classified the case as a coroner’s inquest. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

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