UPDATE: Body Found in Ditch Area Near Kahului Businesses

December 9, 2013, 11:17 AM HST · Updated December 9, 4:14 PM
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Ditch along Hoʻohana Street in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Ditch along Hoʻohana Street in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Maui police are investigating the discovery of a body found on Monday morning, Dec. 9, 2013, in the ditch area off of the Hoʻohana Street, Wākea Avenue intersection in Kahului, officials said.

Maui police Lt. William Juan confirmed that the deceased was a 51-year-old homeless male individual.

Maui police Lt. Jayson Rego, with the department’s Criminal Investigation Division said an investigation is still underway and the department is looking into finding the homeless victim’s next of kin.

Ditch along Hoʻohana Street in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Ditch along Hoʻohana Street in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.

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According to police reports, Wailuku Patrol officers responded to the canal area located at 239 Hoʻohana Street (Aloha Surgical Center) at around 6:55 a.m., in regards to an unresponsive male at the location.

Upon arrival, police say officers located the man who appeared to have fallen into the drainage ditch and expired at that location.

Police reports indicate that there were “no outward signs of recent injury,” and the death has since been classified as an unattended death, pending the results of an autopsy.

Hoʻohana Street, Wākea Avenue intersection in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Hoʻohana Street, Wākea Avenue intersection in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.

 

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