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Onomea murder (update) (revised) 09-11-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Captain Randall Medeiros
Phone: 961-2251
September 11, 2009
Report No. C09026316

Media Release (update)(revised)

Hilo police have initiated a murder investigation into the discovery of a man’s body yesterday afternoon (September 9) in the Onomea area. Condition of the body led investigators to believe that foul play may have caused his death.

Police have identified the victim but are not releasing his name pending notification of next of kin.

Investigators would like to speak with the anonymous individual who called Crime Stoppers to report hearing gunshots fired in that area.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday morning to determine the exact cause of death. 

Police ask that anyone with information about this investigation call Captain Randall Medeiros at 961-2251 [revised contact] or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.