East Hawaii News

Arrest Made in January Murder Case In Puna

October 4, 2012, 12:29 PM HST
* Updated October 4, 12:30 PM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...

Police have arrested a Mountain View resident in connection with the murder of a man found dead in January in a subdivision in upper Puna.

The body of 52-year-old Robert John Leong was found Jan. 28 at an Eden Roc home in which he was residing. An autopsy showed that Leong died from a combination of ligature strangulation and a gunshot to the head.

Police on Wednesday arrested Walter Boyd Bremmer, 48, on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with the death. He was also arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Brenner was being held today at the Hilo cellblock without charges pending further investigation.

Police again encouraged anyone with information on the investigation to contact Det. Ernest Matsumoto at 961-2379 or via email at [email protected].

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Mahalo for Subscribing


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments