Police investigate possible murder-suicide

Hawaii police are investigating the death of a man and woman at an upper Puna residence.

At approximately 3:25 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a home in the Pacific Paradise Gardens subdivision in Mountain View. Officers found the bodies of a male and female within the residence. One of the decedents is a police officer.

Detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigation Section are continuing the investigation that has been classified as a murder and suicide. An autopsy will be conducted this week to determine the exact cause of deaths. No names are being disclosed at this time pending official identification and notification of next of kin.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call the Police Department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311, or contact Detective Jesse Kerr at 961-2379 or jesse.kerr@hawaiicounty.gov.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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