Police Investigate Fern Acres Murder
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.
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]
Individuals who prefer to maintain anonymity may call the Big Island Crime Stoppers hotline at 961-8300.