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HPD ‘Actively Investigating’ Puna Murder

August 26, 2015, 2:13 PM HST
* Updated August 26, 2:20 PM
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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.

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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.

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Those who prefer to remain anonymous should call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

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