HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
HILO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
DETECTIVE RANDAL M. ISHII
JUNE 6, 1999
CRIME STOPPERS RELEASE
Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in solving the murder of Vernon Souza Jr. which occurred more than four years ago.
On September 30, 1994, Souza’s partially burned body was found off Saddle Road during the morning hours of September 30, 1994. Souza, 31, of Omao, Kauai, was identified through dental records.
Police are asking anyone with information about the crime to call Detective Randal Ishii of the Hilo Criminal Investigation Section at 961-2385.
Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. The numbers are answered 24 hours a day. Callers will be given a coded number and their identity will remain anonymous. Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if their call leads to an arrest, indictment or the recovery of property. Crime Stoppers neither subscribes to “Caller ID,” nor does it record phone calls.
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