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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Missing-Person-Murder Case

January 16, 2013, 2:37 PM HST
* Updated January 17, 4:47 PM
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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. HPD photo.

Dante Peter Gilman. HPD photo.

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.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Det. John Rodrigues Jr. at 961-2384 or by email at [email protected], or Det. Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 or [email protected]

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