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Lahaina death under investigation

Police have opened a murder investigation in the death of a man who was found unresponsive and bleeding Thursday morning in Lahaina.

Lahaina patrol officers were sent to the area near Waiola Church at 535 Wainee St. at 6:54 a.m. to investigate a report about the unresponsive man on the shoulder side of the roadway, police said. The man appeared to have been assaulted, police said.

Arriving officers found no signs of life in the man. He had visible injuries to his face and head, police said.

Police didn’t release the man’s name Thursday pending notification of his family.

The roadway was closed between 533 Wainee St. and Luakini Street while police investigated.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the police nonemergency number at 244-6400 or, in an emergency, call 911.

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