Murder investigation opened in Waipio Valley death


Hawaii Island police have opened a murder investigation in connection with the body that was discovered in Waipio Valley on Thursday, March 3.

The victim has been identified as Thaine Ulysses Lucifer Price, 49, of Honokaa.

At 5:56 p.m. March 3, police went to Waipio Valley after receiving a report of an unresponsive man in a small stream.

Responding officers located Price, who was partially submerged in the stream.

The body was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where Price was officially pronounced dead.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact either Detective Todd Pataray at 961-2382 or or Detective Robert Almeida at 961-2386 or

Those who prefer anonymity may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

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