Molokai police have initiated a murder investigation after a man was found dead in Mapulehu.
It happened at around 6:20 a.m. Tuesday in the area of mile post 15 on Kamehameha V Highway in Mapulehu.
Police say a man on a moped saw another man lying motionless on a dirt roadway. After police, paramedics and fire crews arrived, efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators say the man had an apparent head injury and was deemed suspicious. His body was flown to Maui where an autopsy will be performed.
The victim was identified as 19-year-old Koshari Kahikili from Mapulehu.