Man’s death ruled a homicide

HANAPEPE — The death of a man found near Salt Pond Beach Tuesday has been ruled a homicide.

Police identified the body as 34-year-old Jon Togioka, of Kekaha.

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

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

Following an autopsy on Wednesday, his death was ruled a homicide.

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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