Big Island Police Identify Body Found This Weekend in Hilo

A body found in Hilo over the weekend has been identified as 48-year-old Jodi L. Masutomi of Hilo. She was identified through fingerprints during an autopsy conducted Tuesday (April 29).

HPDBadgeThe autopsy revealed that her injuries were consistent with a fall from a height. The cause of death is being deferred, however, pending a toxicology report.

A fisherman discovered the body along the shoreline off Hawaiʻi Belt Road in the Wainaku area shortly before midnight Saturday (April 26).

Police have not been able to locate Masutomi’s car, a tan 1997 Toyota Camry four-door sedan, license plate HXP 413.

Police ask anyone with information about the car or anything else about this case to contact Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 or nserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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