Medical examiner identifies body of man found in Kailua
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Medical examiner identifies body of man found in Kailua

  • COURTESY CRIMESTOPPERS

    The body of Benjamin Awong, age 38, was found on a trail near Aleka Place and Old Kalanianaole Road in Kailua at about 1:06 p.m. Wednesday.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    An HPD officer entered the trailhead along Old Kalanianaole Road, near Aleka Place in Waimanalo, where an unidentified male body was found on Wednesday afternoon. The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the body of a man found in Kailua Wednesday as Benjamin Awong, 38.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the body of a man found in Kailua Wednesday as Benjamin Awong, 38.

The cause of death is pending.

Police said a pair of hunters discovered the body of a man, later identified as Awong, near Aleka Place and Old Kalanianaole Road in Kailua at about 1:06 p.m.

He was found on the side of a mountain off a dirt trail in the Norfolk subdivision.

Police classified the case as a homicide after they determined injuries to Awong were suspicious.

The murder investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the case can call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, or send anonymous web tips to www.honolulucrimestoppers.org or via the P3 Tips app.

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