A 63-year-old Hilo man and 53-year-old Pahoa woman are in custody after a suspected homicide Wednesday night near downtown Hilo.
Ellsworth H.K. Hulihee and Rhonda A.M. Faris were was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder, according to the arrest log. Neither had been charged as of 10:30 a.m. Thursday. They were taken into custody at the Low Apartments at 140 Ululani St.
Capt. Robert Wagner of the Hilo Criminal Investigation Division said the victim was a 59-year-old Hilo man. He did not release details on how the man was killed or the man’s identity, pending an autopsy on Friday.
Hulihee has a lengthy rap sheet dating back to 1969 with 51 convictions for mostly minor offenses dating back to 1969. His only felony conviction, in 1985, was for terroristic threatening.
Faris has 22 convictions dating back to 1987, but none for felonies.
Both remain in custody as detectives investigate, Wagner said.