Maui Police have opened a murder investigation after a man’s body was discovered Tuesday on Moloka’i.
Early Tuesday morning, near Mile Marker 15 along Kamehameha Highway in Mapulehu, a moped rider noticed a man lying motionless on a side dirt roadway.
Officers, Medics and Fire responded to the area and observed the unresponsive male individual laying on the dirt roadway. Attempts to revive the male were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigation revealed that the male individual sustained an apparent head injury. The death is considered suspicions and the body will be flown to Maui where an autopsy will be performed.
The male is identified as 20 year-old Koshari Kahikili from Mapulehu, Molokai. An autopsy is pending. The investigation is continuing.