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Hilo stabbing ruled homicide

An autopsy conducted Tuesday determined 38-year-old Lloyd Rubio of Hilo died of a stab wound to the abdomen that struck his aorta, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide, and toxicological results are pending, according to police.

Rubio died Sunday following a stabbing reported at 5:19 a.m. at a Kaumana Drive residence, according to police.

Cherie Sueko Moskwa, 37, also of Hilo, remains in police custody while detectives continue the investigation, according to police. She was arrested Monday on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311 or Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378 or

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.