Crime Stoppers: Police seek help to ID body found at Kipahulu

Police and the National Park Service are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man whose body was found last month in the Kipahulu area of Hana.

The body was recovered Sept. 13 in the Palikea streambed in the Kipahulu District of Haleakala National Park. Palikea Stream is an off-trail location that isn’t open to visitors, according to the park service.

Hikers had reported seeing the body off Pipiwai Trail in the park. No identification or personal belongings of the man were found, officials said. Police said there was no indication of foul play, and the case has been classified as an unattended death.

The man is described as Caucasian, 5 feet 10 inches tall and in his late 20s to early 40s.

Anyone with information that might help identify the man is asked to call police Detective Gordon Sagun at 244-6434 on weekdays or the Maui Police Department’s nonemergency number at 244-6400. Callers should refer to MPD incident number 17-038509. Email may be sent to Gordon.Sagun@mpd.net.

People also may contact park Ranger Virginia Thiel at 357-2162 or virginia_thiel@nps.gov.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Maui Crime Stoppers at 242-6966.

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