Body found in Honolulu canal identified as Minnesota woman

HONOLULU — Police identified a body recovered from a Honolulu canal as a woman visiting from Minnesota.

The body of 51-year-old Shannon Bartholomew of Minneapolis was discovered Monday in the Ala Wai Canal.

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Police say the death was classified as suspicious because of the position the body was in upon discovery about 7:20 a.m.

The Ala Wai Canal runs through Waikiki.

Autopsy results from the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office are pending.

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A medical examiner’s spokesperson says Bartholomew’s family was contacted.

The Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii says it spoke to Bartholomew’s son, who told a society official she was on an unaccompanied, 18-day trip to Hawaii that began Sept. 5.

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