Police investigating fatal stabbing in Puna


A 34-year-old man is in police custody following a reported fatal stabbing Tuesday afternoon in Puna.

Hawaii Island police responded about 3:20 p.m. to a report of a stabbing on Pilo Street in the Eden Roc subdivision, according to the Hawaii County Police Department. Upon their arrival, they found an unresponsive 32-year-old man suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at 11:11 p.m.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, according to police. 

Police took the 34-year-old man into custody, but were not immediately able to verify his identity. He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and taken to the Hilo police cellblock before being transferred to Hilo Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries, according to police.

Anyone with information on the case should contact Detective Dean Uyetake at 961-2379 or duyetake@co.hawaii.hi.us or Detective Joel Field at 961-2381 or jfield@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Those 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.