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Missing Puna man, 75, was murdered

Shingo Honda, 75, whose body was found Wednesday in the Orchid Isle Estates subdivision in Puna, was murdered, Hawaii island police said today.

Honda’s body was located after Puna patrol officers responded around 7:18 p.m. to a report of a missing elderly male. His body was discovered several hundred yards from the residence.

An autopsy was performed this morning and Honda was identified through finger prints.

The case has been classified as a murder, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or call Det. Todd Pataray at 961-2382 or email him at

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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