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Medical Examiner IDs man found in Keehi Lagoon


The Medical Examiner’s office has identified the 24-year-old man whose body was found floating in Keehi Lagoon as Josef Labrie.

The cause of death was pending further examination, the Medical Examiner’s office said.

A kayaker saw Labrie’s body on the reef on the Ewa side of the Kalihi Channel off Sand Island on May 2 and called police.

The Medical Examiner had released photos of two tattoos found on the victim’s body to help with identification of the victim.

Honolulu police classified the case as unattended death pending the results of the autopsy. Initially, police said there appeared to be no evidence of foul play.

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