UPDATE: Arrest Made in Missing-Person-Murder Case
Police today arrested a Kurtistown man on suspicion of murder in connection with the disappearance of a 44-year-old Puna man.
Dante Peter Gilman was initially reported as missing as of Jan. 10. Police said Wednesday that during the course of the missing-person investigation they found information that led them to believe Gilman had been murdered.
The man arrested today was identified as 30-year-old Claude Keone Krause. He was being held at the Hilo cellblock without charges pending further investigation.
A search is ongoing for Gilman’s body, police said.