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HILO, Hawaii – Police were still present outside the Low Apartments in Hilo on Thursday afternoon, the location of an alleged murder the night before.
Police responded to a reported disturbance at the apartment complex on the 100 block of Ululani Street. When they arrived, police found the lifeless body of a 59-year-old man in one of the apartment units. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center, were he was pronounced dead. UPDATE (March 28 – 1:30 p.m.) The victim has been identified as 59-year-old Robert A Evanson of Hilo. Police say an autopsy is scheduled for this afternoon (March 28) to determine the cause of death.
Police arrested 52-year-old Rhonda Faris and 63-year-old Elsworth Hulihee at the scene on suspicion of second-degree murder. As of Thursday, they two were being held at the Hilo police cellblock as detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.
The victim was identified through fingerprints. His identity is being withheld pending notification of his family.
Police ask anyone with information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Clarence Davies at 961-2384 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 and may 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 doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.