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Floating body found near Waika‘ea Canal

KAPA‘A — A badly decomposed body was found floating in the water off Waika‘ea Canal on Tuesday morning.

The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) said because of the condition of the body it is seeking the public’s help in the identification process.

“According to a preliminary report, KPD personnel responded to a call of a possible body floating in the waters off the Lihi Boat Ramp (Waika‘ea Canal) in Kapa‘a,” the KPD said.

“Kaua‘i Fire Department personnel with the Kapa‘a fire station arrived to retrieve the body from the water. The body was later transported to Wilcox Medical Center. The person is unrecognizable due to the advanced state of decomposition.”

The body did have an elastic bandage wrap on the left wrist. An autopsy was completed, and foul play is not suspected at this time. The KPD also said no missing persons reports have been filed recently.

People with information about the body are urged to call KPD Dispatch at 808-241-1711. People wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers Kauai at 808-246-8300 or submit a tip at


Wyatt Haupt Jr., editor, can be reached at 808-245-0457 or
Source: The Garden Island

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