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Gafatasi Jorden Kaipo Napoleon

Kailua-Kona man is charged with murder

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a Kailua-Kona man with murder in connection with a body found last week off Hawaiʻi Belt Road. Shortly before noon Saturday (October 22), Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of criminal property damage in progress in the Oʻoma subdivision in Kailua-Kona. Officers located 29-year-old Gafatasi Jorden Kaipo Napoleon of […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a Kailua-Kona man in connection with a body found late Tuesday afternoon (October 18) off Hawaiʻi Belt Road.

At noon Saturday (October 22), Kona Patrol officers arrested 29-year-old Gafatasi Jorden Kaipo Napoleon in Kailua-Kona.

He was taken to the Kona police cellblock, where he is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

On Sunday (October 16), police received an anonymous tip about a possible murder in Kailua-Kona.

Police arrest Kailua-Kona man in connection with body found buried

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a Kailua-Kona man in connection with a body found late Tuesday afternoon (October 18) off Hawaiʻi Belt Road. At noon Saturday (October 22), Kona Patrol officers arrested 29-year-old Gafatasi Jorden Kaipo Napoleon in Kailua-Kona. He was taken to the Kona police cellblock, where he is being held on suspicion of […]

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An autopsy conducted Friday (October 21) on the body found Tuesday afternoon (October 18) off Hawaiʻi Belt Road determined that 36-year-old Alanaokala Solomon Covington of Kailua-Kona died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the murder investigation.

On Sunday, police received an anonymous tip about a possible murder in Kailua-Kona.

Autopsy determins Kailua-Kona man found buried was shot in chest

An autopsy conducted Friday (October 21) on the body found Tuesday afternoon (October 18) off Hawaiʻi Belt Road determined that 36-year-old Alanaokala Solomon Covington of Kailua-Kona died from a gunshot wound to the chest. Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the murder investigation. On Sunday, police received an anonymous tip about […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a murder investigation in connection with the recovery of a Kona man’s body.

On Sunday, police received an anonymous tip about a possible murder in Kailua-Kona.

Investigation led to the discovery of a burial site late Tuesday afternoon (October 18) off Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Highway 190) north of the 27-mile marker. Police secured the area overnight and recovered the body Wednesday morning (October 19).

Murder investigation after anonymous tip leads to buried body

Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a murder investigation in connection with the recovery of a Kona man’s body. On Sunday, police received an anonymous tip about a possible murder in Kailua-Kona. Investigation led to the discovery of a burial site late Tuesday afternoon (October 18) off Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Highway 190) north of the 27-mile […]

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Patricia Wong

Mountain View woman extradited from Nevada to face murder charge in Hawaii

A 54-year-old Mountain View woman who was in custody in Nevada was extradited to Hawaiʻi on Monday (July 11). Patricia Wong, also known as Patricia Hanoa, was arrested and charged on the strength of an indictment for second-degree murder in the death of Kaycee Smith in 2009. Her bail was set at $250,000.

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Bradley Elmer Bussewitz

Police identify 2003 murder victim found near Saddle Road

Hawaiʻi Island detectives have identified the body of a murder victim that was discovered off the Saddle Road in 2003. Bradley Elmer Bussewitz was identified using the most current biometric technology. The New Generation Identification system, developed by the FBI, was used to identify Bussewitz through his fingerprints.

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Police have identified the two juvenile victims that were found deceased with gunshot wounds at the residence on Moku Street. The female juvenile has been identified as being Clara Hoffman, 7-years-old, and the male as John Hoffman, 5-years-old. Both juveniles are the biological children of John Hoffman, and Aracely Hoffman (deceased).

Keiki killed in triple homicide were children of suspected shooter

Police have identified the two juvenile victims that were found deceased with gunshot wounds at the residence on Moku Street. The female juvenile has been identified as being Clara Hoffman, 7-years-old, and the male as John Hoffman, 5-years-old. Both juveniles are the biological children of John Hoffman, and Aracely Hoffman (deceased).

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Police have identified through fingerprints the identity of the female adult victim. She was identified as being Aracely Hoffman, formerly known as Aracely Monroy Urruela, 40-years-old, of Leilani Estates. Documents located at the residence reveal that Aracely married John Hoffman in March 2008.

Police reveal woman killed in triple homicide was wife of murder suspect

Police have identified through fingerprints the identity of the female adult victim. She was identified as being Aracely Hoffman, formerly known as Aracely Monroy Urruela, 40-years-old, of Leilani Estates. Documents located at the residence reveal that Aracely married John Hoffman in March 2008.

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John Ali Hoffman

Puna man charged with multiple murders of woman and two children

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a Puna man arrested Friday (May 6) in connection with multiple murders in the Leilani Estates subdivision. At 8:30 p.m. Saturday (May 6) 49-year-old John Ali Hoffman of Leilani Estates was charged with first-degree murder, three counts of second-degree murder, place to keep and use of a firearm in the […]

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John Ali Hoffman

Police arrest Puna man on suspicion of murders of woman, girl and boy

An autopsy is scheduled for today (May 6) on the bodies of three persons found early this morning in Puna. At approximately 1:30 a.m. Friday (May 6), officers responded to a call about a disturbance at a home on Moku Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision. Upon arrival, they observed a man exiting the house […]

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Murder charges filed against ‘Peter Boy’ Kema’s parents

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a Pāhoa couple with murder in connection with the disappearance of their son 19 years ago. Forty-five-year-old Peter Kema Sr. and his 46-year-old wife, Jaylin Kema, were arrested Thursday afternoon (April 28) on the strength of a Grand Jury indictment for the death of Peter Kema Jr.

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Hawaiʻi Island police detectives have completed their investigation into the 2013 discovery of a body in Hilo.

On January 18, 2013, police discovered a badly decomposed body off the “ATV Trail Park” near Stainback Highway in Hilo. The body was identified through dental records as 38-year-old Shayne Yoshi Kalani Kobayashi of Pāhoa.

Body found near Stainback Highaway in 2013 reclassified as murder victim

Hawaiʻi Island police detectives have completed their investigation into the 2013 discovery of a body in Hilo. On January 18, 2013, police discovered a badly decomposed body off the “ATV Trail Park” near Stainback Highway in Hilo. The body was identified through dental records as 38-year-old Shayne Yoshi Kalani Kobayashi of Pāhoa.

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