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Kona murder investigation update 08-13-08

Hawaii Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section Area II
Lieutenant Darren K. Horio
Phone: 326-4646 ext. 266
August 13, 2008
Report No. C08024682

Media Release (Update)

As a follow up to this morning’s media release, the Hawaii Police Department has identified the victim of an apparent stabbing occurring on Tuesday evening, as Victoria Vickers, a 57 year-old female resident of Kaohe, South Kona. An autopsy will be conducted on Thursday to determine the cause of her death.

James Abernethy, a 60 year-old male has been arrested for Murder and is currently being detained in the Kona Police Cellblock. James Abernethy and Victoria Vickers resided in the same house along with a 61 year-old female who also sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from the Kona Hospital. The Area II Criminal Investigative Section is continuing its investigation into this incident.