Police investigating discovery of body in Kona park

Hawaii Island police are investigating the discovery of a body found at Hale Halawai in Kailua Village.

About 6 a.m. June 27, Kona patrol officers responded to the park near the intersection of Alii Drive and Hualalai Road after receiving a report of a body.


The victim, a 48-year-old Kailua-Kona man, was transported to the Hilo Medical Center for official pronouncement of death and scheduling of an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Police have identified the victim, however, his identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigation Section responded to the scene and are continuing this investigation, which is currently classified as a coroner’s inquest.

Anyone who may have information relative to this case should call the department’s nonemergency line at (808) 935-3311, or Detective Tyler Prokopec of the Area II Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 326-4646, ext. 224, or email Tyler.Prokopec@hawaiicounty.gov.

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