Suspects Apprehended in Nāʻālehu Murder

The Hawai`i Police Department is investigating a murder at Whittington Beach Park in Nāʻālehu.

At about 3:40 p.m. on Friday, Kaʻū patrol officers responded to a reported stabbing at Whittington Beach Park.

Upon arrival, officers discovered two victims, a 36-year-old male and 35-year-old female, with multiple stab wounds.

Police say the female victim died at the scene, an official death pronouncement is pending.

The male victim was transported to Hilo Medical Center in serious condition.

Two suspects have been identified by police as Kaleianuenue Borero-Kaluna, a 19-year-old female, and Robert Hayes, a 69-year-old male, both of Nāʻālehu.

Both suspects were arrested at 5:05 p.m. on suspicion of First Degree Murder and are currently being held pending investigation.

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