Autopsy: Man died of brain trauma
An autopsy conducted Tuesday determined that the victim of a Puna homicide, 54-year-old James V. Johns Sr. of Nanawale Estates, died of blunt force trauma to the brain. Johns’ body was found in his home Sunday.
A suspect, 36-year-old Jason Russell Jump of Pahoa, remains in the Hilo police cellblock on suspicion of second-degree murder.
He had not been charged as of press time Tuesday.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 or email@example.com.
Those who prefer anonymity may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
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