Hawai‘i police have identified the body that was discovered along the Hilo Bay shoreline, near Isles, in Hilo on Sunday, December 11, 2022. The victim has been identified as 64-year-old Randall Malakaua of Hilo.
After an autopsy was performed on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, the forensic pathologist reported there were no signs of foul play and the preliminary ruling is accidental drowning. However, the final determination is pending toxicology test results along with a comprehensive review of the victim’s medical history.
Shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, Hilo patrol officers and Hawai‘i Fire Department personnel responded to the shoreline area fronting a business establishment in the 100 block of Lihiwai Street after receiving a report of a body being located at the water’s edge.
Area I Criminal Investigation Section personnel responded to the scene to continue this investigation, which remains classified as a coroner’s inquest.
Police ask anyone who may have information relative to this case to call the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311, or Detective Clarence Da