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08-17-20 Puna Coroner’s Inquest Investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section, Area I
Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins
Phone: (808) 961-2252
Report No.: 20-062293


Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating the discovery of a body found in a remote area in Eden Roc in the Puna District.

Today (August 17) at about 10:26 am, Puna Patrol officers responded to the Eden Roc Subdivision after receiving a report of a body on an unpaved roadway. Upon conducting several checks, police located the body of a male victim.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section and Crime Scene Evidence Specialist responded to the location to continue the investigation and for scene processing.

The victim displays suspicious injuries and detectives believe foul play is involved. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin. 

The body was transported to the Hilo Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 3:20 pm today.  An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow to determine the exact cause of death.

Detectives are asking for anyone with information on this incident, which is currently classified as a coroner’s inquest, to contact Detective Scotty Aloy at (808) 961-2375 or email him at scotty.aloy@hawaiicounty.gov.