HPD: Holualoa Man Dies in Weather Related Incident

The Hawai`i Police Department responded to a reported coroners inquest on Monday at about 6:30 a.m. in the Hōlualoa area.

According to authorities, upon arrival, officers discovered the body of a 74-year-old man who reportedly was a seasonal coffee farm worker.

Investigation of the scene lead Police to believe that a shack-like structure containing no walls, in which the victim was reported residing in, had been blown about 150 feet from its foundation.

HPD reports that it appeared that the victim was within the structure when this occurred causing his death.

The victim was identified as William Ryder of Hōlualoa.

An autopsy was conducted and final results are pending toxicology results. There is no suspected foul play.

Police ask that anyone who has any information on the incident to contact Lieutenant William Gary Souther at (808) 326-4646 ext. 253.

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