Body found in Hilo


Hawaii Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with a body found in Hilo over the weekend.

South Hilo patrol officers responded to an 11:42 p.m. call Saturday and received information that a fisherman had discovered a body along the shoreline off Hawaii Belt Road in the Wainaku area, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

The body, believed to be that of a female Caucasian, has not been identified, according to police.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section, who are reviewing missing person cases, have not ruled out foul play. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, to determine the cause of death and to attempt identification of the victim.