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Skeletal remains found near Makapuu determined to be suicide victim

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The Medical Examiner’s office has determined that the man whose skeletal remains were found between the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and the shoreline on Sept. 15 killed himself.

The cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head, but the Medical Examiner’s office has not be able to verify his identity.

The police have classified the case as an unattended death

Four hikers descending from the Makapuu Lighthouse trail toward a set on tidepools on the shoreline discovered the skeletal remains near a cave along the cliff Sept. 15.

Police and fire crews worked together to retrieve the body and airlift it to a landing zone at Sandy Beach Park. 

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