Police Seek Information in Pepeekeo Murder 02-06-01

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
HILO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
LIEUTENANT DEREK D. PACHECO
PHONE: 961-2252
FEBRUARY 6, 2001
G-56321/ MURDER

MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE 3

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in solving the shooting death of a 19-year-old man in Pepeekeo, South Hilo, on Wednesday (January 31, 2001).

Hilo Criminal Investigation Section detectives said the victim, Kallen James Agliam, reportedly was to meet two persons, one in Pepeekeo and then the other in Hakalau, between 4 and 5 p.m. on the day he was slain.

Anyone with information on the identity of either of the two individuals Agliam was supposed to meet is asked to call Detective Grace Castillo of the Hilo CIS at 961-2377 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. Crime Stoppers keeps the identity of callers strictly confidential.

A passerby called police at 5:17 p.m. Wednesday to report that the body of a man was lying on the shoulder of the roadway of the old Hilo Coast Processing Plant road. Upon arrival, officers found Agliam’s body.

An autopsy determined that the victim died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

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