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Man charged with murder in Hawaii island man’s disappearance


  • Claude Krause, 30, of Puna has been charged with second-degree murder in disappearance of a Hawaii island man. (Courtesy Photo, Hawaii County Police Department)
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Hawaii County police today charged a 30-year-old Puna man in connection with the disappearance of 44-year-old Dante Peter Gilman of Hawaiian Acres.

Gilman was reported missing on Jan. 10. 

Claude Keone Krause was charged today with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, second-degree theft, two counts of ownership/possession of a firearm prohibited, and use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony. He remains in police custody with no bail pending his initial court appearance.

Another suspect, a 19-year-old man, was arrested Friday and also remains in custody while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case contact Detective John Rodrigues Jr. at 961-2384 or jrodrigues@co.hawaii.hi.us or Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 or nserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.

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