Kona murder update 03-22-10

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
March 22, 2010
Report No. C10007983

Media Release (update)

The Hawai’i Police Department has identified a woman who was fatally injured after a fall from her second floor room at a hotel on Ali’i Drive in Kailua-Kona on Saturday. She has been identified as 52-year-old Karen Marie Celaya of San Jose, California.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday afternoon (March 22) to determine the exact cause of death.

William Brill, 58, also of San Jose, remains in police custody on suspicion of murder as detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case 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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