Kauai renews search for attempted murder suspect

Published On: Dec 28 2012 11:51:54 AM HST

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

LIHUE, Hawaii -

A Japanese woman who was visiting Hawaii when she was pushed from a Kauai cliff and critically injured has been released from the hospital.

The Kauai Police Department is still searching for a man suspected of pushing the 31-year-old woman off the cliff near Kalalua Beach nearly two weeks ago.

They also are renewing an appeal to the public for help in finding 37-year-old Justin Wynn Klein.  Police Chief Darryl Perry says officers have conducted a multi-agency search and sweep of the valley, but Klein has not been located.

Klein is 6-feet-1-inch-tall with brown hair in a Mohawk style, possibly a moustache and beard, and a band tattoo around his left arm.  He is considered dangerous and should not be approached.

Anyone with information on Klein's whereabouts is asked to call the Kauai Police Department at 241-1711 or CrimeStoppers, 241-1887.

Access to the Kalalau Trail remains closed until further notice.

A witness reported seeing Klein push the woman from the cliff on Dec. 16.  She fell about 15 feet and was admitted to Wilcox Hospital in critical condition.  She was released from the hospital on Thursday.


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