UPDATE: Police Release Results of Autopsy of Stabbing Victim
by Dave Smith
***Updated at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 8.***
Police said an autopsy of murder victim Lloyd Rubio showed that he died of a stab wound to the abdomen that pierced his aorta.
Cherie Sueko Moskwa, 37, who was Rubio’s girlfriend, remained in police custody Tuesday night after her arrest the day before on suspicion of second-degree murder. No charges had been filed.
Rubio, 38, died Monday morning at Hilo Medical Center. He had been taken there Monday morning after officers responding to a 5:19 a.m. 911 call found him with a stab wound at his home on the 1400 block of Kaumana Drive.
Rubio was the owner of Big Island Construction, a contracting business apparently active since 2006, according to documents on file with the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
Police on Tuesday renewed their request to the public for assistance in the case.
They asked that asking that anyone with information contact Det. Wendall Carter at 961-2378 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tipsters who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.
***Previously updated at 8:50 a.m. on Jan. 8.***