Big Island police open murder investigation after body found in Waipio Valley

Published: Mar. 4, 2016 at 3:13 PM HST|Updated: Mar. 7, 2016 at 3:18 PM HST
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WAIPIO VALLEY, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island police have opened a murder investigation after a body was found partially submerged in a stream in Waipio Valley on Thursday.

The victim has been identified as 49-year-old Thaine Ulysses Lucifer Price of Honokaa.

Police responded just before 6 p.m. following reports of an unresponsive man in a small stream. Upon arrival, officers discovered the body of a Caucasian male.

The man was taken to the Hilo Medical Center where he was officially pronounced dead.

An autopsy is scheduled Friday morning to determine the exact cause of death.

Anyone with further information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (808) 961-8300.

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