Ala Wai body identified as Mississippi man

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The body of a man discovered floating in the Ala Wai canal on Saturday has been identified as 26-year-old William Houseworth of Jackson, Miss.

Police said the body was found at around 10 a.m. near Ala Wai Boulevard and Wai Nani Way. Honolulu Fire crews helped to pull the body out of the water.

The Medical Examiner's Office has deferred the cause and manner of Houseworth's death is pending further investigation.

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