Police identify body found in Pololu Valley

Update: The Hawaii Police Department reported Friday morning that the man has been identified. His identification is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

The Hawaii Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man found last week deceased in Pololu Valley in North Kohala.

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Shortly before 10 a.m. Sept. 18, officers responded to a report of a deceased man in Pololu Valley, about 100 yards from the bottom of the entrance trail, according to the Hawaii Police Department. With the assistance of the Hawaii Fire Department, police located the body but have not been able to positively identify him.

The deceased is a Caucasian male in his late 20s to mid 30s, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing about 190 pounds with fair, freckled skin and reddish-blonde hair in dreadlocks, and blue eyes. He may have been homeless and may have frequented the North Kohala and Waimea areas. He also may have gone by the name “Casey.”

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Police are conducting a coroner’s inquest investigation to determine the cause and manner of death. Foul play is not suspected.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call North Kohala Patrol Officer Justin Cabanting at (808) 889-6540 or to email him at Justin.Cabanting@hawaiicounty.gov.

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