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Autopsies show no foul play in Makiki, Wilhelmina Rise deaths

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 11:56 a.m. HST, May 16, 2014

The Office of the Medical Examiner released the results Friday of autopsies on two bodies found in Makiki and Wilhelmina Rise.

A 39-year-old man whose body was found Wednesday  near a construction site  in Makiki committed suicide, the medical examiner said.

An autopsy determined the man died from hanging, the office said.

Police said the body was found about 8 a.m. on a hillside above a construction zone near Prospect and Pele streets after workers noticed a foul odor and investigated.

The man's identity was not released pending confirmation by family.

The medical examiner also confirmed that a man, whose decomposed body was found near the top of Wilhelmina Rise in February, died of natural causes.

Last month, the office identified Leonard Moore, 48, but said the cause of his death was pending test results.

On Friday, the medical examiner said there were no suspicious circumstances, and while the cause of death was ruled undetermined, the manner of death was natural.

Authorities said a man  flying a radio-controlled helicopter in his back yard at Kawelolani Place smelled an odor on Feb. 26. He found the body when he went to retrieve his aircraft.

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