Police Taking Another Look at 40-year-old Murder

September 3, 2013, 12:59 PM HST
* Updated September 3, 1:00 PM
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Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in solving a 40-year-old Kona murder investigation.

The case involved the death of 23-year-old Gayle Hook of Napo`opo`o.

Hook was reported missing on March 29, 1973. Her body was found eight days later in an abandoned church pavilion in Napo`opo`o with a fatal gunshot wound to her left eye.

Police said the investigation is one of several cold cases at which detectives are taking another look by re-evaluating evidence using new technologies.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Det. Shawn Tingle at 326-4646, ext. 277, or at [email protected], or the department through its non-emergency number, 935-3311.

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