Body of dead hiker found on Hawaii is­land

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - LOCAL | HAWAII REPORT -

A hiker was dis­cov­ered on Tues­day af­ter­noon along the coast­line in Kala­pana Gar­dens on Hawaii is­land.

Hawaii County po­lice said the badly de­com­posed body was found clad in a gray T-shirt and green shorts in a re­mote lo­ca­tion.

Be­cause of the body’s ad­vanced state of de­com­po­si­tion, the age, gender or iden­tity of the vic­tim could not be im­me­di­ately de­ter­mined.

Po­lice se­cured the scene un­til Wed­nes­day morn­ing. The body was air­lifted by the fire de­part­ment’s he­li­copter out of the area and trans­ported to the Hilo Med­i­cal Cen­ter, where a death pro­nounce­ment was made. An au­topsy was re­quested. The case is clas­si­fied as an unat­tended death.

Any­one who may have seen some­one with this de­scrip­tion in the area or have any in­for­ma­tion is asked to call the po­lice non-emer­gency line at 935-3311 or De­tec­tive Wen­dall Carter at 961-2383 or Wen­dall.Carter@hawai­icounty.gov.

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