Man, woman found shot to death in Kailua-Kona apartment are identified
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Man, woman found shot to death in Kailua-Kona apartment are identified


Two people found dead in a Kailua-Kona apartment in August have been identified as Joy K. Mills-Ferren and her husband, Bradley A. Wood-Ferren.

Autopsy results indicated Mills-Ferren, 48, and Wood-Ferren, 56, each died from a single gunshot wound.

Police said a neighbor had not seen Mills-Ferren for several days and went to check on her and Wood-Ferren. Their apartment at a residential building on the 75-600 block of Alii Drive was locked.

The neighbor called Mills-Ferren’s mother in Honolulu because she was concerned. Police said the mother asked the neighbor who had a spare key to the unit to check on them.

Alan Richmond, spokesman of the Hawaii Police Department, said the neighbor called police on the morning of Aug. 3 after she discovered the bodies in the second-floor apartment.

Police responded just before 9:50 a.m. and found the bodies of Mills-Ferren and Wood-Ferren in a bedroom.

A firearm was recovered from the scene.

Court records indicated Mills-Ferren filed for divorce from Wood-Ferren on Feb. 14 and a petition for a protective order about a month later.

Judge Charles Hite granted the protective order that was to expire in March 2020.

At some point, however, police said the couple began “working things out.”

Police are continuing their investigation.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311 or Det. Dominic Uyetake at 808-326-4646 or e-mail

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