Stabbing 06-11-07

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS SECTION, AREA I
ACTING LIEUTENANT RICHARD SHERLOCK
PHONE: 961-2379
JUNE 11, 2007

MEDIA RELEASE

Hilo detectives are investigating the stabbing of a juvenile male and a 34-year-old female in the district of Puna on June 11 (Monday).

Puna patrol officers responded to a 911 call at approximately 11:30 a.m. reporting a disturbance at a home in the Ainaloa subdivision.

The female victim is confined at Hilo Medical Condition in guarded condition. The male victim was pronounced dead at 5:30 p.m.

Police arrested 38-year-old Tyrone Vesperas. He has not been charged. Hilo detectives are continuing the investigation. Vesperas is in custody at the Hilo police cellblock.

The names of the victims are being withheld pending notification of family members.

Police ask anyone with information about the case to call Detective Ian Lee Loy at 961-2381 or the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers calls are kept confidential.

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