02-26-18 Body found in Wailuku River

Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Hilo Patrol Division, Area I
Captain Gregory Esteban
Phone: (808) 961-2214
Report No. C18005821




Media Release

Big Island police are investigating the discovery of a body found floating in the Wailuku River in Hilo on Saturday, (February 24)).

The Hawaiʻi Fire Department helicopter and rescue personnel located the body, however, due to the extreme river conditions from heavy rains, the recovery was not made until the next day.

The body appeared to be that of a female, however, the remains were in a state of decomposition that inhibited any identification or cause of death.

Police have initiated a coroner’s inquest and an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow, (February 27), to determine the exact cause of death as well as confirming the identity of the body.


This entry was posted in Media Releases. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Keep your community safe through Crime Stoppers

    Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

    The Crime Stoppers TV Program is available on-demand from Nā Leo TV.