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Hilo body (update No. 2) 04-30-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C14011157


Media Release (update No. 2)

Hawaiʻi Island police have located the car of a woman whose body was found in Hilo over the weekend.

The tan 1997 Toyota Camry four-door sedan was found in Honomū just after midnight Wednesday (April 30). Police thank the public for their assistance.

A fisherman discovered the body along the shoreline off Hawaiʻi Belt Road in the Wainaku area shortly before midnight Saturday (April 26). She was identified through fingerprints as 48-year-old Jodi L. Masutomi of Hilo.

An autopsy conducted Tuesday (April 29) revealed that her injuries were consistent with a fall from a height. The cause of death is being deferred, however, pending a toxicology report.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 or nserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.