Body Found Outside Town

The body of a 70-year-old man was found near the Water Treatment Plant outside of Kaunakakai on Jan. 7, according to the Maui Police Department. The man, identified as William Hazen, was reportedly homeless. Police said no next of kin have yet been found.

According to some community members, he had a daily routine of going to Rawlins Chevron for morning coffee then going to the library, said Lori Buchanan of Molokai Mortuary.

With no next of kin identified, the mortuary buried Hazen last Friday at Kapaakea Cemetery. Volunteers dug the grave and performed a blessing, according to Buchanan.

Maui Police said they are still trying to notify any family members, and an autopsy is pending.

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