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Illinois man arrested after woman found slain in Hilo

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Police on Hawaii island arrested an Illinois man after a woman was found murdered Friday morning. 

Police received a call about 1 a.m. reporting an unresponsive woman at a business off Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo. There were obvious signs of foul play, police said.

Video footage from the area led to the suspect, a 35-year-old Shiloh, Ill., man. He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder at a hostel off Waianuenue Avenue.

Fingerprint analysis is being used to identify the victim.

Police ask anyone with information to call a non-emergency line at 935-3311; or contact Det. Robert Almeida of the Area I Criminal Investigations Section at 961-2386 or

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. 

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