Big Island police are investigating a murder after a body was found on the side of a rural road in Puna Saturday.
At around 1:45 p.m., police received a report of multiple gunshots in the Fern Acres subdivision. As officers were responding, a passing motorist reported seeing a body on the side of Anthurium Street. Police found an adult male face down with apparent gunshot wounds to his body and spent bullet casings nearby.
Police were working to identify the victim. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police Department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311, detective Wendall Carter at 961-2383 or Wendall.firstname.lastname@example.org or CrimeStoppers at 961-8300.