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Autopsy released in Bayfront slaying

The preliminary results of a Wednesday autopsy on the body of the victim of Saturday night’s Hilo Bayfront shooting showed that 32-year-old Faafetai Fiu died from blood loss due to multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

The medical examiner ruled the death as a homicide. Detectives are awaiting additional toxicological findings.

No suspects have been identified at this time.

Police 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 drivers 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.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this incident is asked to 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. 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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