Police find dead woman’s car


Hawaii Island police have located the car of a woman whose body was found in Hilo over the weekend.

The tan 1997 Toyota Camry four-door sedan was found in Honomu just after midnight today. Information from the public helped police find the vehicle.

A fisherman discovered the body along the shoreline off Hawaii Belt Road in the Wainaku area shortly before midnight Saturday. She was identified as Jodi L. Masutomi, 48, of Hilo.

An autopsy conducted Tuesday showed her injuries were consistent with a fall from a height. The cause of death is being deferred, however, pending a toxicology report.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 or nserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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.