UPDATE: HPD Looking for Mt. View Woman Indicted for Murder
Monday, June 27
Patricia Wong, also known as Patricia Hanoa, 54, was taken into custody on the Mainland this morning by U.S. Marshals in Las Vegas.
Wong was wanted on a grand jury indictment charging her with second-degree murder in the 2009 death of Kaycee Smith.
An extradition hearing will be scheduled for Wong, and the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney will seek to have her extradited to Hawaiʻi.
Police thank the public for several telephone and email tips providing information about Wong.
Monday, June 27
Police are continue to look for Patricia Wong, 54, from Mt. View, who is wanted for a 2009 murder in Puna.
Wong, also known as Patricia Hanoa, was indicted by a grand jury for second degree murder. The charge stems from the 2009 murder of Kaycee M. Smith, who was found in her Orchidland residence with an apparent gunshot wound; her death was ruled a homicide.
Wong is described as part Hawaiian, 5-foot-1-inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds. She has hazel eyes, medium-length brown hair and a “tan” complexion.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Wong is asked to call either Detective Derek Morimoto at 961-2380 or email him at [email protected] or Lt. Gregory Esteban at 961-2252 or email him at [email protected].
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribed to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.