The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man found deceased in Pololū Valley last week.
At about 9:53 a.m. on Friday, officers responded to a report of a deceased male in Pololū Valley about 100 yards from the bottom of the entrance trail. With the assistance of the Hawaiʻi County Fire Department, police located the body but have not been able to positively identify him.
The deceased is a Caucasian male in his late 20’s to mid-30’s, about 5-feet 8-inches tall, about 190 pounds, fair-skinned and freckled, with reddish-blonde hair in dreadlocks, and blue eyes.
Police say he may have been houseless and may have frequented the North Kohala and Waimea areas. He also may have gone by the name “Casey.”
Police are conducting a Coroner’s Inquest investigation to determine the cause and manner of death. Foul play is not suspected. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call North Kohala Patrol Officer Justin Cabanting at 808-889-6540 or to email him at Justin.Cabanting@hawaiicounty.gov.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.