(BIVN) – Police have made an arrest In connection with a 2016 murder in Waipiʻo Valley.
67-year-old Wayne Teves was arrested without incident at his Waipiʻo Valley residence, following his indictment by a grand jury. Teves has been charged with second-degree murder and carrying or using a firearm in the commission of a separate felony.
On March 3, 2016, police responded to a report of a body that was found partially submerged in a stream near the back of the Valley. The victim was later identified as 49-year-old Thaine Price who was also a resident of Waipiʻo Valley. An autopsy determined that Price died from a gunshot wound to his torso.
According to police:
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any other information about it is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Todd Pataray of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2382 or Todd.Pataray@hawaiicounty.gov.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. 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.