08-25-20 Wanted: Armed and Dangerous Puna Murder Suspect

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section, Area I
Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins
Phone: (808) 961-2252
Report No.: 20-064610

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating an individual wanted for questioning in a murder investigation.

Police are looking for 26-year-old Dwayne “CJ” Cory Wallace Jr. of Puna. He is described as being 6-feet-5-inches, 210 pounds, with brown hair balding on top and brown eyes. The public is advised against approaching Wallace, who should be considered armed and dangerous. He was last seen operating a primer-gray colored Toyota 2-door sedan, bearing State of Hawaii license plate HLN 184.

On Tuesday afternoon, (August 25) just before 1:00 p.m., Puna patrol officers responded to a call on N. Kulani Road in Mountain View for a report of a male who had just been shot and was lying in the roadway.

The victim was transported to the Hilo Medical Center by HFD rescue personnel and was pronounced dead at 2:04 p.m. He has been positively identified as 26-year-old Peter C. Grammar, of Mountain View.  

Detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigation Section are continuing this investigation which has been classified as second-degree Murder.

Police ask anyone who may have information about this incident or the location of Wallace to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Blaine Morishita at (808) 961-2385 or Blaine.Morishita@hawaiicounty.gov.


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