HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
KONA CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
LIEUTENANT HENRY W. HICKMAN
JULY 10, 2001
MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE
Preliminary autopsy results Tuesday (July 10, 2001) indicated that a man who police found unconscious in a public park died as a result of physical assault with blunt force trauma to the head.
The victim, Alden Pauline, 46, of a Kailua-Kona address, was found Sunday at a Kona beach park and died the next day at the Kona Community Hospital.
Kona Criminal Investigation Section detectives are continuing a murder investigation of the death and are in the process of identifying a suspect.
Police had received call at 10:05 p.m. Sunday that a man was lying on the ground at the Kahaluu Beach parking lot. Responding officers called Fire Rescue personnel, who treated the victim for head injuries and took him to the Kona hospital for further treatment. At 11:32 a.m. Monday, Pauline was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Gilbert Gaspar of the Kona CIS at 326-4229 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.
Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. The identities of Crime Stoppers callers are kept strictly confidential.
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