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Hawaii County police take fresh look at 40-year-old murder case

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 02:51 a.m. HST, Sep 04, 2013


Hawaii County detectives have reopened a 40-year-old murder case using new technology and an appeal for help from the public.

Police are re-examining the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Gayle Hook in 1973.

Hook, of Napoopoo, was reported missing on March 29, 1973 and her body was found on April 6, 1973 in an abandoned church pavilion in Napoopoo with a fatal gunshot wound to the left eye.

Police said the Hook case is one of several cold cases that detectives are re-examining with new technologies.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call or e-mail Det. Shawn Tingle at (808)326-4546 ext. 277 or stingle@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300 in Hilo or (808)329-8181. Tipsters can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.






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allie wrote:
No one ever claimed Big Island police were effective.
on September 3,2013 | 01:16PM
copperwire9 wrote:
Oh allie. Which of the police officers from 40 years ago have you decided, with your incredibly discerning eye, is the ineffective one here? Or better yet, why don't you just take care of everything for us all? Solve everything. Then us ineffective, stupid, incompetent, racist, greedy, (insert whatever other disparaging word you've used to describe us) people can just sit back and let you solve everything.
on September 3,2013 | 03:09PM
Mypualani wrote:
40 years ago the police did not have the technology that they have today. I wish Hawaii islands finest the best of luck and good will in solving this case.
on September 3,2013 | 04:08PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
well Police in North Dakota don't seem to fare any better with modern technology anyway http://tiny.cc/wt1v2w
on September 4,2013 | 03:20AM
BRock wrote:
Typical remark from that troll Allie.
on September 3,2013 | 05:48PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
well ALL-LIES the Police in North Dakota don't seem to fare any better even with modern technology http://tiny.cc/wt1v2w
on September 4,2013 | 03:18AM
Bully wrote:
The guy who did it is probably dead.
on September 3,2013 | 01:57PM
Mythman wrote:
Actually, I think Allie did it, or her dad did it.
on September 3,2013 | 03:13PM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
Or living in a different state.....
on September 3,2013 | 04:14PM
312guy wrote:
I would like to invest in a mini series starring Allie but we need to work on the title and the fees any ideas. Allie are you up for it?
on September 3,2013 | 07:04PM
cojef wrote:
Will buy 1 share if it is $1.
on September 4,2013 | 07:54AM
sailfish1 wrote:
The Big Island detectives must be running out of work. Resurrecting a 40 year old homicide, even with new technology today, is a waste of resources. The killer and any witnesses or sources of information are very likely dead or too old to recollect anything.
on September 4,2013 | 09:49AM
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