01-03-19 Murder investigation: Request for Information (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigation Division, Area I
Captain Gregory Esteban
Phone:  (808) 961-2251
Report No. 18-019866




Media Release (Update)

Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request seeking information related to a murder investigation.

On, (November 24, 2018), the body of 45-year-old Denton Freitas of Mountain View was found on Anthurium Road in Mountain View in the Puna District. This after patrol officers responded to the Fern Acres Subdivision at about 1:45 p.m., after receiving reports of multiple gunshots in the area.

An autopsy determined that Freitas died from multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section continue to follow up on leads, however, ask that anyone who may have information about this homicide to call Detective Wendall Carter at (808) 961-2383 or email wendall.carter@hawaiicounty.gov.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Keep your community safe through Crime Stoppers

    Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

    The Crime Stoppers TV Program is available on-demand from Nā Leo TV.