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Police renew request for leads in July 2021 murder of elderly Puna man

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Michael Rosenbaum. Photo Courtesy: Hawai‘i Police Department

Hawai‘i Island police are renewing their request for information about a July 2021 unsolved murder of an elderly Pāhoa man in lower Puna.
On July 31, 2021, local fishermen found the body of 76-year-old Michael Rosenbaum below the sea cliffs at MacKenzie State Recreation Area in Puna. An autopsy later concluded that Rosenbaum died from a gunshot wound.
Rosenbaum had been reported as missing on July 24, 2021, and was reportedly last seen alive on July 22, 2021, in Pāhoa town.
Detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigation Section are continuing this investigation, which is classified as second-degree murder.
Police ask anyone who may have information about this case to please call the police department’s non-emergency number at 808-935-3311, or Detective Jeremy Kubojiri of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 808-961-2378 or email [email protected].
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.


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