Homicide victim identified 11-04-06

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS SECTION
LIEUTENANT RANDALL MEDEIROS
PHONE: 961-2252
NOVEMBER 4, 2006

MEDIA RELEASE

Big Island Police have identified a woman found dead Thursday (November 2, 2006) as 21-year-old Daysha Aiona-Aka.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Section received confirmation Saturday morning from a forensic odontologist, who was able to make positive identification after comparing dental record and X-rays taken during an autopsy conducted Friday.

Police recovered the body Thursday from the Panaewa rain forest area and arrested Jeffrey B. Santos. He was charged Friday with second-degree murder, ownership or possession of a prohibited firearm, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, violating a protective order and second-degree arson.

Santos is being held at the Hilo Police cellblock on $100,000 bail.

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