12-05-19 Body found in Orchid Isle Estates

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section – Area I
Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins
Phone: (808) 961-2252
Report No. 19-095458

 

 

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating the discovery of a body found in the Orchid Isle Estates subdivision last night (December 4).

Yesterday at approximately 7:18 p.m., (December 4) Puna patrol officers responded to a residence on Road 9 for a report of a missing elderly male. A short time later, officers located the male’s deceased body several hundred yards from the residence.

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 Friday (December 6) to determine the exact cause of death. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification to the next of kin.

Police ask anyone who may have been in the area of Road 9 and may have additional information about this incident is asked to call Detective Todd Pataray at (808) 961-2382 or email todd.pataray@hawaiicounty.gov.

 

 

 


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