Body of woman pulled from Ala Wai Canal identified

Authorities investigating body found in Ala Wai Canal

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The body pulled from the Ala Wai Canal on Monday morning has been identified.

The Medical Examiner’s Office identified the woman as 51-year-old Shannon Bartholomew, of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Authorities responded to the scene near the intersection of Ala Wai Boulevard and Kalakaua Avenue around 6:15 a.m.

The Honolulu Fire Department recovered the body from the canal, and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said her hands and feet were shackled.

Police said the woman had no ID but was wearing a maroon beanie cap and a purple sweatshirt, jeans and shoes. She was also wearing prescription glasses.

“At this time, she has some suspicious circumstances surrounding her death,” Lt. Deena Thoemmes said. “If (anyone) saw anything suspicious last night, early morning, anything useful in this area, Ala Wai Canal area or Ala Moana area, Kalakaua area, they can call 911 or CrimeStoppers.”

All lanes of Ala Wai Boulevard at Kalakaua Avenue were closed as police investigated.

CrimeStoppers can be reached by clicking here, or by calling 955-8300.

This story will be updated.

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