Police ID body found Saturday night in Hilo


A body found in Hilo over the weekend has been identified as 48-year-old Jodi L. Masutomi of Hilo.

Matsutomi was identified through fingerprints during an autopsy conducted Tuesday, police said in a written statement. The autopsy revealed injuries consistent with a fall from a high place.

The cause of death is being deferred, however, pending a toxicology report.

The body was discovered shortly before midnight Saturday on the Wainaku shoreline off Hawaii Belt Road.

Police say they have not found Masutomi’s car, a tan 1997 Toyota Camry four-door sedan, license plate HXP 413.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 or nserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us. Those who anonymity can call Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

 

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