Police looking for witnesses in murder of 38-year-old man found duct taped off Kailua hiking trail

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The man who was found Wednesday on the side of a mountain trail has been identified as 38-year-old Benjamin Awong. 

Police opened a murder investigation after Awong’s duct taped body was found by hunters. They are now asking for the public’s assistance in locating witnesses to the murder. 

The area where he was found was a 10-15 minute hike into brush, near the intersection of Aleka Place and Old Kalanianaole Highway. 

The cause of death has not yet been released. 

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