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Police look for man suspected of throwing tourist off cliff

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 02:24 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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Grimbold wrote:
Is it another case where a crazy personcommits a senseless crime because has not been locked up because of misguided "civil liberties"?
on December 17,2012 | 11:01AM
Fred01 wrote:
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on December 17,2012 | 11:56AM
McB0B wrote:
Really? So how much would you bet that he hasn't been arrested at least twice before?
on December 17,2012 | 12:43PM
Grimbold wrote:
The public ignores that most senseless crimes are committed by insane people.
on December 17,2012 | 04:30PM
entrkn wrote:
when they catch him they should throw him off the cliff... over and over!
on December 17,2012 | 11:02AM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Never happen in this liberal joke of a state. He has more rights than the tourist remember??
on December 17,2012 | 11:15AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
We love this State. Hey, move to a state that meets your needs.
on December 17,2012 | 11:22AM
aomohoa wrote:
Second time I've agreed with you today, NanakuliBoss. AJAA1 needs to leave if he/she even lives here.
on December 17,2012 | 11:54AM
allie wrote:
Now you know why I refused to date him!
on December 17,2012 | 12:45PM
false wrote:
Thanks bradda. Couldn't have said it better.
on December 17,2012 | 12:46PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Since you don't like it here, if you're even residing here, you should move to a place you'd like to live in.
on December 17,2012 | 08:59PM
allie wrote:
What a message to our most important tourists!
on December 17,2012 | 12:44PM
olos73 wrote:
Looks like a psycho to me...
on December 17,2012 | 11:43AM
WKAMA wrote:
This guy doesn't have the aloha spirit. He is persona non grata in Hawaii. Send him to prison out of the state and make sure he doesn't return when he's free.
on December 17,2012 | 11:48AM
kahu808 wrote:
Too bad banishment is not a sentence that can be imposed.
on December 17,2012 | 07:52PM
HD36 wrote:
Many homeless survivor types inKauai smoking meth all day.
on December 17,2012 | 11:50AM
copperwire9 wrote:
And you know this...how?
on December 17,2012 | 12:14PM
wlsc wrote:
hang him!!!!!!!!!
on December 17,2012 | 11:51AM
false wrote:
Over a cliff!
on December 17,2012 | 12:47PM
Bembu22 wrote:
Pls get it together and take Sen. Inouye's photo off this story
on December 17,2012 | 12:14PM
A_Reader wrote:
Better yet.....Convict him as a child rapist then throw him in prison over here....he should get plenty of love of after that..."From all angles"....
on December 17,2012 | 12:23PM
40black wrote:
considered dangerous?? ha ha that's funny. he's a woos
on December 17,2012 | 12:26PM
hikine wrote:
People like these should be executed on the spot, we should have our own Judge Dred!
on December 17,2012 | 12:28PM
neighborhoodmole wrote:
This is as bad as the crazy guy in NY who pushed that guy down the subway tracks.
on December 17,2012 | 12:32PM
McB0B wrote:
How long do you think it will be before the first person gets tossed in front of the light rail once it opens?
on December 17,2012 | 12:46PM
false wrote:
After they find this turd please let the injured man's family throw he off a cliff also. I'll be willing to do it for free.
on December 17,2012 | 12:45PM
keawe wrote:
... the State of Hawaii should start or put in place a screening process for those that visit or want to live in Hawaii. It may seem discriminatory and this proposal sure would fit along these lines but think about it... who and where are the Homeless, drug dealers, illegal immigrants, and all of the other invasive species coming from? We need to put in place a way of screening those that come to Hawaii and it could start with "Proof" of a round trip ticket and a verifiable home address. This is Draconian I'm sure but on the other hand why not? The examples are today's article and - the Occupy movement - free rent in the heart of Honolulu. Has anyone noticed that these people are using Thomas Square Park as an open air urinal and outdoor kitchen. The "locals" should live there too since nobody will kick you off the property in a prime Honolulu location.
on December 17,2012 | 12:47PM
allie wrote:
not constitutional hon
on December 17,2012 | 02:05PM
Grimbold wrote:
It starts with little rule breaking when young and not being severely enough punished instead receiving useless psychotherapy, then the psychos get bolder - no fear of any punishment. Our society has no fitting punishment for such people. With their life already dismal and in shambles jail is no punishment to them. Whenever someone suggests a punishment that makes them afraid enough to prevent their foul behaviour one gets booed down and called names. Dah!
on December 17,2012 | 04:41PM
Bdpapa wrote:
I don't detect drug use in his eyes, so that makes him angry or crazy. I go with crazy.
on December 17,2012 | 01:38PM
Highinthesierras wrote:
Why are most victims Japanese tourists? We need to stop this, if for no other reason than our economy. Without Japanese visitors we will have a fiscal disaster. They come here because Japanese feel it is the thing to do, just as every Japanese visitor must have a picture taken exactly where every other Japanese tourist has taken a picture. If it becomes not the thing to do - oh boy.
on December 17,2012 | 09:00PM
ejkorvette wrote:
Whoa!!!!!! I can't be reading this!!! When this animal is found, he will serve a few years, get rehab, be released, kill someone, and continue the vicious cycle. If I were the Japanese tourist, I would never come back to Hawaii, Sue the State, and aggresively appeal to the Japanese Tourist Board to "Black list" Hawaii for 10yrs. No Japanese visitors to the State of Hawaii for 10yrs.
on December 17,2012 | 09:44PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Is that the ALOHA SPIRIT in action?
on December 18,2012 | 04:29AM
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