Police: No foul play in body found in Pa‘auilo

Police officials report that the remains of a person found last week in a remote Pa‘auilo gulch appear to have injuries consistent with an accidental fall.

According to the forensic pathologist who performed an autopsy on the body on Dec. 2, there were no signs of additional traumatic injuries and foul play is not suspected. A full autopsy report is pending.

Positive identification of the victim is pending the results of DNA identification.

Detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigation Section are continuing this investigation.

Police ask anyone who may have information relative to this case to call the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311, or Detective Grant Todd of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2381 or email grant.todd@hawaiicounty.gov.

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