Woman’s body found near scenic overlook

A woman’s body was found Saturday morning near the Wainaku Scene Lookout just outside of Hilo, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

The identity of woman is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin. However, the body was located in the general area where Megan May Funderburk was last seen the evening of Feb. 9.

Police detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigation Section are continuing this investigation. At this time, foul play is not suspected. An autopsy will be performed early this week to determine the exact cause of death.

Anyone who may have been in the area of the Wainaku Scenic Lookout last Sunday evening is asked to contact Detective William Brown at 961-2384 or email William.Brown@hawaiicounty.gov or Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins at 961-2252 or email Rio.Amon-Wilkins@hawaiicounty.gov or the police department’s nonemergency number at 935-3311.

Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.


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