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Police Investigate Fern Acres Murder

May 23, 2015, 3:21 PM HST
* Updated May 23, 3:30 PM
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A murder investigation is underway by the Hawai’i Police Department in connection to an incident that occurred Saturday morning in Puna.

According to police, officers responded at 9:15 a.m. to the Fern Acres subdivision after a report of a domestic incident.

Upon arrival, officers found a 47-year-old man unconscious and being treated my medics. The man was taken to Hilo Medical Center and later died.

HPD arrested the victim’s 18-year-old son, who has been identified as Forrest Keesler, on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Keesler was taken to the Hilo police cellblock as Area I Criminal Investigation Section detectives continue to investigate the incident.

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Anyone who has information about the case is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Jefferson Grantz by calling 961-8810 or e-mail [email protected]

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Individuals who prefer to maintain anonymity may call the Big Island Crime Stoppers hotline at 961-8300.

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