Body of Missing Hiker Found?

From Hawaii Police Department:

Hawai`i Island police are investigating whether a body found in Waipio Valley on Sunday is a 22-year-old hiker who was reported missing on Saturday.

Lindsey Nickerson of Kailua-Kona was last seen Saturday afternoon (November 29) when she separated from a tour group of 25 persons during a hike in Waipio Valley.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, Fire Department personnel searching for the missing hiker reported that they found a female body near the Tea House after locating the missing hiker’s belongings near the Hi?ilawe River.

Police are attempting to make positive identification of the body. They do not suspect foul play. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

1 reply
  1. Sara Steiner
    Sara Steiner says:

    My sister was riding her bike up Pohoiki Road Saturday morning and passed a body on the side of the road, she was going to stop and check when the National Guard drove by and saw it and stopped. She saw the ambulance going down the road a little while later.

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