Police Investigating Death of 4-Year-Old

The Hawai`i Police Department is investigating the death of a four-year-old female stemming from an incident that occurred at a residence in the Hawaiian Beaches Subdivision.

At approximately 11:44 a.m. on Wednesday, Puna patrol officers responded to a report of a juvenile female with an injury to her neck. 

The child was transported by the Hawaiʻi County Fire Department medics to the Hilo Medical Center, where life-saving measures were unsuccessful.

Detectives from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section are continuing this investigation, which is classified as manslaughter.

Additional information on the incident was not immediately available.