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7-16-21 (2nd Update) Kailua Pier Coroner’s Inquest

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section – Area II
Lieutenant Calvin Delaries
Phone: (808) 326-4646 Ext. 266
Report No.: 21-034326

Media Release

Hawai‘i Island police report that a coroner’s inquest into the April 2021 death of man at Kailua Pier has been completed.

On Friday, April 30, 2021, at 1:16 p.m. Kona Patrol and Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) officers responded to a call at the Kailua Pier of a man in need of medical attention. Upon arrival, Hawaiʻi Fire Department personnel transported the man, later identified as 73-year-old Stephen Lacey of Kailua-Kona, to the Kona Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Upon conclusion of an autopsy and receipt of toxicology reports, it was determined that Lacey died from a medical condition and the manner of death was ruled as natural.