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Police look for man suspected of throwing tourist off cliff

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 2:24 a.m. HST, Dec 18, 2012

Police are looking for a 37-year-old man who is suspected of throwing a Japanese visitor off a cliff in Kalalau on Sunday, critically injuring the woman.

Police identified the suspect as Justin Wynn Klein. His last known address is in Kilauea. Klein is described as 6-foot-1, with brown hair, possibly a moustache and a beard and a tribal band tattoo on his left arm. Police said he is being sought for questioning. 

He is considered dangerous and should not be approached. 

On late Sunday afternoon, the victim, 31, was airlifted late Sunday afternoon from a site close to Kalalau Beach to Wilcox Hospital where she is listed in critical condition. According to police, a witness told authorities that the woman was thrown from a cliff.

Access to the Kalalau Trail via the Kee Beach trailhead, the Na Pali Coast State Park and Haena State Park are closed today until further notice as police and the Department of Land and Natural Resources conduct an investigation.

Anyone with information on Klein’s whereabouts is urged to call Kauai police at (808) 241-1711. 

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