Autopsy confirms woman’s death in Puna caused by medical condition


New developments in the death of a 50-year-old woman in the Fern Acres subdivision in Puna.

At about 10:46 a.m. Monday, April 27, police received a call of an unresponsive woman on Plumeria Street.

She was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 12:05 p.m.

Responding officers contacted detectives after observing what appeared to be a suspicious injury.

However an autopsy conducted Tuesday morning, April 28, revealed that the woman died of a medical condition.

The observed injury was deemed superficial, consistent with a fall to the ground, and did not contribute to her death, officials said.

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