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Murder case opened after man’s body found on Maui volleyball court

Maui police have opened a murder investigation into the death of a 49-year-old man in Kihei.

He is identified as John Picanco, according to police.

Officers responded to an unattended death report at a volleyball court at Kamaole Beach Park I at about 6:20 a.m. on Aug. 10. Police said Picanco, known to frequent the Kihei area, was founded dead at the volleyball court.

On Monday, the case was reclassified to murder after an investigation and autopsy results revealed Picanco died under suspicious circumstances.

No further details on the case were released.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kamuela Mawae at 808-875-5411. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous may call Maui Crime Stoppers at 808-242-6966.

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