(BIVN) – The holiday weekend’s severe weather event turned deadly, police say, blaming it for the death of a 74-year-old man in Kona.
Hawaiʻi Island police say the body of William Ryder, a seasonal coffee farm worker, was discovered in the Hōlualoa area on Monday at about 6:30 a.m. Police were responding to a reported coroners inquest.
According to police:
Upon investigation at the scene, it appeared that the shack-like structure containing no walls in which the victim was reported residing in had been blown about 150 feet from its foundation. It appeared that the victim was within the structure when this occurred causing his death.
An autopsy was conducted, and police say the final results are pending toxicology results.
There is no suspected foul play, police say.
Police ask that anyone who has any information on the incident to contact Lieutenant William Gary Souther at (808) 326-4646 ext. 253.