HPD: Death of 6-Year-Old Under Investigation

The Hawai`i Police Department is investigating the suspicious death of a six-year-old boy who died Wednesday evening.

At about 4:30 p.m. on October 31, Kona patrol officers responded to a call at the Kailua Fire Station involving a 6-year-old male who had been taken there by family members while unconscious.

The child was reportedly involved in an incident at an apartment complex in the 74-900 block of Manawalea  Street in Kailua-Kona.

According to HPD officials, the child was transported from the Kailua Fire Station to the Kona Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Police say that the Injuries sustained by the child were not consistent with an accident.

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

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Division are continuing their investigation into the child’s death.

Police are seeking witnesses who were in the area of the apartment complex, who may have witnessed a commotion, to contact Detective Jerome Manuel at (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 or via email at jerome.manuel@hawaiicounty.gov or call the department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.

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