Hilo Information Update for February 15th, 2020

The Hawaii Police Department (HPD) is currently conducting a Coroner's Inquest investigation after the discovery of a body Saturday morning (February 15th) near the Wainaku Scenic Lookout in South Hilo.

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area I Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins Phone: (808) 961-2252 Report no.: 20-012324

Hawaiʻi Island Police are conducting a Coroner’s Inquest investigation after the discovery of a body this morning (February 15) near the Wainaku Scenic Lookout just outside of Hilo.


The identity of the female body is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin. However, the body was located in the general area where Megan May Funderburk was last seen on Sunday evening (February 9).


Police detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigation Section are continuing this investigation. At this time, foul play is not suspected. An autopsy will be performed early next week to determine the exact cause of death.


Police ask anyone who may have been in the area of the Wainaku Scenic Lookout last Sunday evening (February 9) to please contact Detective William Brown at (808) 961-2384 or email William.Brown@hawaiicounty.gov or Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins at (808) 961-2252 or email Rio.Amon-Wilkins@hawaiicounty.gov or the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.


Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Information from Megan Megan May Funderburk's family:


Family members of Megan May Funderburk had confirmed Saturday afternoon that the deceased female HPD had discovered earlier Saturday morning was Megan May Funderburk.


In a statement released on Help Us Find Help Us Find Megan May Funderburk - Mei"


"It is with a heavy heart we have an update. Megan was walking on a narrow trail near a cliff, she fell and did not survive the fall.


At this time we have no further details. Please keep the family in your hearts as they endure this overwhelming grief.


At this time please give the family room to be together without phone calls or texts.


Thank you for all of your efforts."

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