Police have charged a 48 year-old Mountain View man in connection to a murder that occurred earlier this year in Puna.
On Friday at 5 p.m., after conferring with prosecutors, detectives from the Area I, Criminal Investigation Section charged Walter Boyd Bremmer with second-degree murder, first-degree burglary and use of a firearm in commission of a separate felony. He is held without bail and remains in the police cellblock.
Bremmer is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on Monday.
On Jan. 28, the body of 52 year-old Robert John Leong was found at a residence in the Eden Roc Subdivision. An autopsy conducted determined that the victim died from a combination of ligature strangulation and a brain injury from a gunshot wound.
Police continue to ask that anyone with information on this investigation to call Detective Ernest Matsumoto at 961-2379 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or Detective Derek Morimoto at 961-2380 or email him at email@example.com. Callers may also call the police non emergency line at 935-3311.
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.