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Police Identify Body Found in the Kahauale’a Natural Area Reserve

by Thunda

Report No.: 20-094790
 

A body that was discovered on a remote trail in the Kahauale’a Natural Area Reserve, in Volcano, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, has been identified by police as 27-year-old Kaleo Malama Aaron Cachero, of Puna. Cachero’s family reported him missing on December 3; however, he had not been seen by them since mid-September. 

An autopsy was performed on Tuesday, December 15, and according to the forensic pathologist, there were no signs of foul play. The full autopsy report is pending toxicology results.

Detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigation Section are continuing this investigation which is classified as a coroner’s inquest.

Police ask anyone who may have seen Cachero in late November or early December to call the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311, or Detective Wendall Carter of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2383 or email wendall.carter@hawaiicounty.gov.

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