Body found near Salt Pond Beach identified

HANAPEPE — The body discovered near Salt Pond Beach Tuesday morning has been identified.

Police identified the body as 34-year-old Jon Togioka, of Kekaha, according to a press release.

Following an autopsy, which occurred Wednesday, his death has been ruled as a homicide.

No arrests have been made in connection with the case and detectives are asking anyone with information to come forward.

The investigation began at around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, when a man was walking along the shoreline near Salt Pond and discovered Togioka’s unresponsive body and called 911, the release said.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Detective Chris Calio at 241-1683 or police dispatch at 241-1711.

Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Kauai CrimeStoppers at 246-8300.

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