08-05-19 Body found on roadway in Puna

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section
Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray
Phone: (808) 961-2382
Report No. 19-061699

 

 

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested a Pāhoa man in connection with a body found on the roadway in Puna today (August 5).

At approximately 1:56 a.m., this morning (August 5) patrol officers responded to Highway 137 northeast of Kamā‘ili Road in Puna, after a passing motorist reported a body lying in the middle of the roadway. Officers arriving at the scene found a deceased adult male lying on his back with apparent injuries to his head and body. The victim has been positively identified as 38-year-old Reginald Little Brave of a Pāhoa. 

On Monday morning, Detectives of Area 1, Criminal Investigations Section, arrested the victim’s nephew, 26-year-old Daryl Peneaux, for suspicion of second-degree murder after Peneaux informed the police that he was involved in a physical altercation with Little Brave before this incident.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Section are continuing this investigation, which has been classified as a murder.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the victim’s exact cause of death.

Police ask anyone with any information about this incident to call the Police Departments non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or contact Detective William Brown at (808) 961-2384 or via email at William.brown@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.