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HPD Releases Image of Murder Victim

August 28, 2015, 2:03 PM HST
* Updated August 28, 2:04 PM
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Information is still needed by the Hawai’i Police Department in the investigation of the death of 69-year-old Dolores Borja Valle of Holualoa.

Police have released a photo of Valle, whose body was found in a Captain Cook coffee field on Aug. 9. A photo of his truck has also been released. The 2014 Toyota Tacoma was recovered in Ka’u.

Dolores Borja Valle's truck was later recovered in Ka'u. HPD photo.

Dolores Borja Valle’s truck was later recovered in Ka’u. HPD photo.

An autopsy determined that Valle died from sharp and blunt force trauma to the head. HPD has ruled his death as a homicide.

Valle was also known as “Lolo.”

Area II Criminal Investigations Section detectives continue to investigate.


Anyone with information regarding the case should contact the Police Department through the non-emergency line at 935-3311, or contact Detective Walter Ah Mow or Detective David Matsushima directly.


Detective Ah Mow can be contacted by calling 326-4646, extension 238 or by e-mailing [email protected]. Detective Matsushima can be contacted by calling 326-4646, extension 228, or by e-mailing [email protected]

Individuals who wish to maintain anonymity should call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

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