Grand jury indicts Kauai attempted murder suspect

Published On: Dec 28 2012 02:39:45 PM HST   Updated On: Dec 28 2012 04:05:32 PM HST

Justin Wynn Klein in 2012 (left); Klein in 2009 (right)

LIHUE, Hawaii -

A Kauai Grand Jury on Thursday returned an indictment against Justin Wynn Klein, the 37-year old homeless suspect in the Dec. 16 attempted murder of a Japanese national who was camping in the Kalalau Valley.

The case was presented to the Grand Jury by First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kevin K. Takata.  Bail on the Grand Jury warrant is set at $1 million.

Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar thanked the investigators, translators, the Kauai Visitors Bureau and victim witness support counselors who helped bring the case to court.

"It is due to their hard work and diligence, under challenging circumstances, that we were able to bring this case to the Grand Jury quickly," stated Kollar. "We hope Mr. Klein is apprehended soon."

Klein remains the subject of a multi-agency manhunt.

Members of the public should not approach Mr. Klein as he is believed to be dangerous.

Any person having information on Mr. Klein’s whereabouts should contact the Kauai Police Department immediately at 241-1711 or via CrimeStoppers, 241-1887.


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