12-06-19 Orchid Isle Estates body identified, investigation classified as murder (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section – Area I
Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins
Phone: 961-2252
Report no.: 19-095458


Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the male victim whose body was found dead on Wednesday (December 4) in the Orchid Isle Estates subdivision in Puna. He is identified as 75-year-old Shingo Honda.

On Wednesday evening (December 4), at approximately 7:18 p.m., Puna patrol officers responded to the subdivision for a report of a missing elderly male. A short time later, officers located the male’s deceased body several hundred yards from the residence.

On Friday morning (December 6) an autopsy was performed and Honda was subsequently identified through fingerprints.

Detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigation Section are continuing this investigation. It has been classified as a murder.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Todd Pataray at (808) 961-2382 or todd.pataray@hawaiicounty.gov.


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