Murder Investigation Underway at Kanahā
By Wendy Osher
Maui police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a body in the brush area of Ka ʻa Point in Kahului over the weekend. The incident was reported at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2016, when a beachgoer found the unknown adult male victim off of Amala Place. Police say the deceased appeared to have sustained injuries.
A dark colored pickup truck was also found parked unattended with broken windows and within close proximity to the victim and was impounded as part of the investigation.
Police say they have identified the victim, but his name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The cause of death is unknown pending autopsy results.
Maui police are asking the publics’ assistance for any information regarding this case to call Central Dispatch at 244-6400 or Maui Crime Stoppers at 242-6966.
Maui police have cordoned off an section of shoreline off of Amala Place in Kahului while they conduct an investigation in the area. The investigation includes a section of beach between the Kahului/Wailuku Wastewater Reclamation Facility and Kanahā Beach.
A black pickup truck with a camper on top was inside of the section that was sectioned off with police tape. The vehicle’s front windshield was smashed and the drivers’ side window was broken as well.
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