HPD ‘Actively Investigating’ Puna MurderAugust 26, 2015, 2:13 PM HST (Updated August 26, 2015, 2:20 PM)
A murder investigation has been initiated following the discovery of a woman’s body on her property in Puna.
According to the Hawai’i Police Department, Puna District officers responded to reports of a disturabance on Kapoho Kai Drive Tuesday evening.
Investigation of the calls led to the discovery of a woman’s body with suspicious injuries outside of the home.
Police have identified the woman as 63-year-old Nadean Rutledge of Pahoa.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death, as Area I Criminal Investigation Section detectives actively investigate the case.
Anyone with information regarding the case should call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Grant Todd directly at 961-2255.
Those who prefer to remain anonymous should call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.