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Hawaii island police investigating death of woman in Puna

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The death of a 50-year-old Puna woman found Monday with suspicious injuries is under investigation. 

Hawaii island police responding to a call about a woman who was unresponsive at a Fern Acres subdivision home said they found what appeared to be suspicious injuries. Detectives from the department’s juvenile aid section were called to the scene, and medics took the victim to Hilo Medical Center. She was pronounced dead at 12:05 p.m., and the case has been classified as a coroner’s inquest, police said.

No arrests have been made,  and an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday to determine the exact cause of death. 

Police are asking for help finding anyone with information about the incident to contact Det.  Jesse Kerr of the Juvenile Aid Section at 961-8843 or jesse.kerr@hawaiicounty.gov. 

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