07-11-19 Hilo Coroners Inquest investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Area I, Criminal Investigations Section
Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray
Phone: (808) 961-2382
Report No. 19-055111



Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the discovery of a body found off of Bayfront Highway in Hilo this morning.

Today at 11:45 a.m. (June 11), patrol officers responded to the area of Bayfront Highway after receiving a report of an unresponsive female in a dark, late model multi-purpose vehicle parked on the gravel shoulder near the area of the Downtown Hilo Bandstand.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation, which is currently classified as a Coroner’s Inquest.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday (June 16) to determine the exact cause of death.  The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification to the next of kin.

Anyone who may have seen the black multipurpose vehicle parked on Bayfront Highway and may have additional information about this incident is asked to call Detective Wendall Carter at (808) 961-2383 or email wendall.carter@hawaiicounty.gov.


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