Hilo homicide victim identifed

Published On: Mar 28 2014 11:48:56 AM HST
HILO, Hawaii -

Big Island police have identified the victim in a murder investigation as 59-year-old Robert A Evanson of Hilo.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday afternoon to determine the cause of death.

At 7:32 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a reported disturbance at an apartment complex on the 100 block of Ululani Street in Hilo.  Upon arrival, police discovered Evanson's lifeless body in an apartment unit.  He was taken to Hilo Medical Center where he was officially pronounced dead.

Police arrested 52-year-old Rhonda Faris of Pahoa and 63-year-old Elsworth Hulihee of Hilo on suspicion of second-degree murder.  They remain at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

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