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Kona death 12-15-10

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
December 15, 2010
Report No. C10034203

Media Release

Big Island police are investigating the death of a Kona woman. 

Kona patrol officers responded to a 4:08 p.m. call Sunday (December 12) from Kona Community Hospital reporting a 28-year-old Holualoa woman with a head injury who was in the process of being transferred to The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu. 

The case was originally classified as abuse of a family/household member. 

At 4:39 p.m. Monday (December 13), the woman, identified as Joy Macres, was pronounced dead at Queen’s. 

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section have reclassified the case to murder and are continuing the investigation.