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Mountain View man arrested for Puna murder

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 2:24 a.m. HST, Oct 5, 2012

Hawaii island police have arrested a Mountain View man for investigation of a murder in January in Puna.

Police detectives arrested Walter Boyd Bremmer, 48, at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Police said Bremmer was arrested in connection with the death of Robert John Leong, 52. Leong’s body was found Jan. 28 at a home in the Eden Roc subdivision. An autopsy determined Leong died from ligature strangulation and a brain injury from a gunshot wound.

Bremmer was also arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary and use of a firearm in commission of a separate felony. He was being held in the Hilo police cellblock.

Police continue to ask that anyone with information on this case to contact Detective Ernest Matsumoto at 961-2379 or People may also contact Detective Derek Morimoto at 961-2380 or Callers may also dial the police non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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