Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Report No. C13000507
Media Release (update)
Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 37-year-old Hilo woman in connection with a stabbing Monday morning (January 7) in Hilo.
At 7:17 p.m. Monday, detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section arrested Cherie Sueko Moskwa on suspicion of second-degree murder.
She is being held at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives continue the investigation.
In response to a 5:19 a.m. call Monday (January 7), South Hilo patrol officers responded to the 1400 block of Kaumana Drive, where they found a 38-year-old Hilo man with a stab wound.
The victim was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he died at 7:11 a.m.
Police ask that anyone with information on this case call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378. Detective Carter also may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.