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Body Found on Hawaiʻi Island Could be Missing Hiker

December 1, 2014, 9:21 AM HST
* Updated December 1, 9:23 AM
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By Maui Now Staff

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating whether a body found in Waipiʻo Valley on Sunday, Nov. 30, is a 22-year-old hiker who was reported missing on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, officials said.

Police say Lindsey Nickerson of Kailua-Kona was last seen Saturday afternoon when she got separated from a tour group of 25 individuals during a hike in Waipiʻo Valley.

According to department reports, Fire personnel searching for the missing hiker reported that they found a female body near the Tea House after locating the missing hiker’s belongings near the Hiʻilawe River at around 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Authorities are currently working to make a positive identification of the body.

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Police say they do not suspect foul play.

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An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

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