Authorities ID Pair Found Dead in Kona Apartment

The Hawai`i Police Department has identified a male and female who were found dead at an apartment complex in Kailua-Kona on Friday, August 3.

Police officials say the individuals have been identified as 48-year-old Joy K. Mills-Ferren and 56-year-old Bradley A. Wood-Ferren.

An autopsy performed on Friday, August 10, indicated that each died as a result of a single gunshot wound. A firearm was recovered from the scene.

Detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigation Section are continuing this investigation, currently classified as Coroner’s Inquests. The manner of death is still under investigation.

At approximately 9:49 a.m. on August 3, police responded to an apartment complex on the 75-6000 block of Ali’i Drive in Kailua-Kona. Officers found the lifeless bodies of a male and female within the second-floor unit.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Dominic Uyetake at (808) 326-4646, ext. 228 or dominic.uyetake@hawaiicounty.gov.