Kona Child Death Deemed Homicide

On Tuesday, November 6, an autopsy was performed on the 6-year-old who died on October 31 in Kona.

Hawai`i Police Department officials say the autopsy results reveal the cause of death involved trauma and that the manner of death is classified as a homicide.

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Division are continuing their investigation into this death.

Police are seeking witnesses who were in the area of the apartment complex, who may have witnessed a commotion, to contact Detective Jerome Manuel at (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 or via email at Jerome.manuel@hawaiicounty.gov or call the department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.