05-24-15 Puna murder investigation (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Division, Area I
Captain Robert Wagner
Phone: 961-2251
Report No. C15015205


Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged the Puna man who was arrested for murder on Saturday (May 23).

At 3:30 p.m. Sunday (May 24), 18-year-old Forrest Keesler of Mountain View was charged with second-degree murder. His bail was set at $250,000.

He remains at the Hilo police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Tuesday (May 26).

The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Jeffrey Kelly of Mountain View.

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