Kona murder 03-21-10

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
March 21, 2010
Report No. C10007983

Media Release

The Hawai’i Police Department has initiated a murder investigation into the death of an adult female. At 10:17 p.m. Saturday (March 20), patrol officers responded to a report that a woman had fallen from her second floor room at a hotel in Kailua-Kona onto the rocks below her balcony and was fatally injured.

Officers arrested 58-year-old William Brill of San Jose, California, after learning there were reports made by other hotel guests to hotel security personnel of a heated argument coming from the room occupied by Brill and the woman prior to her fall.

Police have identified the woman but are withholding her name pending notification of next of kin. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the exact cause of death. Brill is being detained at the Kona police cellblock while detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information about this investigation call the Kona police station at 326-4646 or the Police Department’s non emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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