08-22-18 Unidentified man dies in Hilo brush fire

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section, Area I
Detective Todd C. Pataray
Phone: (808) 961-2382
Report No. C18023090

 

 

Media Release

At approximately 1:58 p.m., Tuesday afternoon, (August 21), the Hawaiʻi Fire Department and the Hawaiʻi Police Department responded to a reported brush fire on the roadside south of the Komohana and Ponahawai Street intersection in Hilo. Upon fire and police arrival, the burning lifeless body of an unidentified male had been discovered in a culvert on the mauka side of the road.

Detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigation Section are continuing this investigation as an unattended death and an autopsy will determine the exact cause of death.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Tuckloy Aurello at (808) 961-2385, or tuckloy.aurello@hawaiicounty.gov.

 


This entry was posted in Uncategorized. 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.