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.


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.


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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