Big Island police identify body found in North Kohala

Yamura, 42, was found at the bottom of cliff; police do not suspect foul play

Published  1:34 PM HST Jul 08, 2013
HILO, Hawaii -

Big Island police have identified a man whose body was found Friday at the bottom of a cliff in North Kohala as 42-year-old Patrick S. Yamura of Hawi.

Yamura’s body was found Friday evening at the bottom of a cliff near Kapanaia Point in North Kohala.  He was officially pronounced dead at North Kohala Community Hospital.

Police do not suspect foul play.  The case is being investigated as a coroner’s inquest.  An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

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