Murder 11-02-06

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS SECTION
LIEUTENANT RANDALL MEDEIROS
PHONE: 961-2252
NOVEMBER 2, 2006

MEDIA RELEASE

Big Island Police have arrested a 23-year-old Hawaiian Beaches man for second-degree murder.

Hilo detectives arrested Jeffrey Santos Jr. just before 4 p.m. today (November 2, 2006) in connection with the suspected killing of a 20-year-old female acquaintance. The alleged killing was reported to have occurred Wednesday afternoon (November 1, 2006) in the Panaewa rain forest area.

The victim has not yet been positively identified. Therefore, no name will be released at this time.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

At the time of Santos’ arrest, he was in custody for violating a restraining order. He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Section continue their investigation.

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