Police identify woman found dead along Hilo shoreline

Big Island Police - Hawaii County Police

A body found in Hilo over the weekend has been identified.

Hawaii Island police says 48-year-old Jodi L. Masutomi of Hilo was identified through fingerprints during an autopsy conducted Tuesday, April 29.

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

A fisherman discovered Masutomi’s body along the shoreline off Hawaii Belt Rd. in Wainaku shortly before midnight on Saturday, April 26.

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

Anyone with information about the car or the case is asked to contact Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 or send an email.

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