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Medical examiner identifies body found in Waikiki dumpster

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[Update 3:10 p.m.]

The Honolulu's Medical Examiner's Office has identified the body of a woman discovered in a Waikiki dumpster as Janine Meyer, 51, of Honolulu.

A cause of death has not been released and the case has been classified as an unattended death.

[Original story posted below]

Police are investigating the discovery of a woman's body inside a dumpster in the parking lot behind the Hawaiian Colony in Waikiki.

We're told a dumpster diver made the discovery around 9:30 on Monday morning.

Sources said the victim, a woman in her 50's, was found face down under a blanket.

News of the death left residents uneasy, especially those who tossed their trash out right before the discovery.

"I seen just half of rubbish inside the rubbish bin and then I dumped mines in there and then I put the box behind the garbage bin," said Regina Acasia. "I'm afraid and nervous."

Detectives also reviewed surveillance video and took photos inside one of the rooms, which is rented by the night. Sources tell Hawaii News Now that the man staying there was seen near the dumpster overnight, but he checked out on Monday morning.  

According to those who live in the area, this neighborhood has a crime problem.

"I stay away from this area. You hear this stuff in the streets. Outside the gates, yeah, watch out. You have to take care of yourself," said Waikiki resident Pauline Buckley.

Police have classified the case as an unattended death pending the results of an autopsy.

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