Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
Report No. A-71462
Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in connection with a 40-year-old murder investigation.
On March 29, 1973, 23-year-old Gayle Hook of Nāpoʻopoʻo was reported missing. On April 6, 1973, her body was found in an abandoned church pavilion in Nāpoʻopoʻo with a fatal gunshot wound to the left eye.
The investigation is one of several cold cases for which detectives are tasked with re-evaluating evidence using new technologies.
Police ask anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Shawn Tingle at 326-4646, extension 277, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Persons also may call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.