Hawaii County police detectives believe injuries found on a body discovered this morning in Puna are suspicious, and they suspect foul play.
Police said the body found today on an unpaved roadway in a remote area of Eden Roc subdivision is that of a male, but no age was given.
Puna patrol officers responded at 10:26 a.m. after receiving the report of the body.
Detectives responded and investigated the scene. They discovered suspicious injuries, and have classified the case as a coroner’s inquest, police said.
Police are withholding the victim’s identity pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.
The body was taken to the Hilo Medical Center and a death pronouncement was made at 3:20 pm today.
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday to determine the exact cause of death.
Detectives are asking for anyone with information on this incident to contact Detective Scotty Aloy at (808) 961-2375 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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