Police looking for leads in Bayfront murder

Published On: Jan 02 2013 03:57:24 PM HST

Faafetai Fiu

An autopsy was conducted Wednesday morning on the body of the 32-year-old victim of the weekend Bayfront shooting, according to Big Island police.

The preliminary results from the examination showed that Faafetai Fiu died from exsanguination, or blood loss, due to multiple gunshot wounds. The medical examiner ruled the death as a homicide.  Detectives are awaiting additional toxicological findings.

No suspects have been identified at this time.

Detectives are continuing to follow up on leads and also want to interview fishermen who frequent the Bayfront area who may have left before police could contact them.  In addition, police are asking that motorists or pedestrians call police if they were in the area and witnessed a confrontation near a silver or light-colored vehicle that was parked on the makai shoulder of the highway just makai of the Mo'oheau ball field.

On Saturday at about 8:47 p.m., police received a number of calls of possible gunshots heard in the area of Mo'oheau Park in Hilo. Responding officers discovered an unresponsive male victim with apparent gunshot wounds.

Police ask that anyone with information or who may have witnessed this incident contact Detective Robert Almeida at 961-2386 or ralmeida@co.hawaii.hi.us or Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 nserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona 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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