Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with a body found Monday (June 1) in Umauma Stream.
In response to an 11:28 a.m. call reporting a body in the stream, North Hilo District officers found the partially submerged body of a woman.
Fire Department personnel extricated the body from the stream.
Detectives are still at the scene and have not yet made positive identification.
An autopsy will be ordered to determine the exact cause of death.