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Hawaii County police arrest 2 in apparent homicide

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:13 p.m. HST, Mar 28, 2014

A man and woman are being held in connection with the death of a 59-year-old man, whose body was found in an apartment complex Wednesday night.

Hawaii County Police discovered the victim after responding to the report of a disturbance at 7:32 p.m. Wednesday at an apartment complex on the 100 block of Ululani Street. The victim was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

A 52-year-old Pahoa woman and a 63-year-old Hilo man were arrested at the scene on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Police said the suspects and the victim were homeless and associated with one another in Hilo.

Police are focusing on a visible injury that appears to indicate a homicide. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday to determine the exact cause of death.

The victim was identified through fingerprints. His identity is being withheld pending notification of his family.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to call the Police Department's non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Clarence Davies at 961-2384 or cdavies@co.hawaii.hi.us. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call CrimeStoppers at 961-8300.

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