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Puna body 01-17-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C12001495


Media Release

Big Island police are investigating a body found in Puna as a coroner’s inquest.

Shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday (January 17), a county lifeguard reported finding a partially submerged male body near the shoreline in the vicinity of Isaac Hale Beach Park in Pohoiki. The unidentified man appeared to be in his 50s.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning to determine the exact cause of death and to assist in identification.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case call Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 or email him at nserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona 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.