The Hawai’i Police Department (HPD) Identify a Body Found on Hakalau Shoreline on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022.
Published by: HIRSC - Hawai’i Island (Hōlualoa) Team
Hawai‘i Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section – Area I
Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins
Phone: (808) 961-2252
Report No.: 22-016507
Hawai‘i Island police have identified the body that was discovered on the shoreline below the Hakalau Bridge on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, as 23-year-old Ron Jon Cacho Pira, of Honoka‘a.
According to the forensic pathologist who performed an autopsy on the morning of Friday, February 25, there were no signs of foul play. The full autopsy report is pending toxicology results.
Responding to the area shortly before 10:00 a.m. on the 23rd, police and fire personnel located the body on the rocks on the north side of the stream. Area I Criminal Investigation Section personnel responded to the scene and are continuing this investigation, which is classified as a coroner’s inquest.
Police ask anyone who may have seen Pira on the highway near the Hakalau Bridge or in the area late Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning to call the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311, or Detective Scotty Aloy of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2381 or email Scotty.Aloy@hawaiicounty.gov.