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Progress made in assault investigation

Police say they now know whose blood was found in front of a vacant business in Pahoa town in June.

They say that during the investigation, they were able to verify information identifying the victim as a 60-year-old Pahoa man. The man told police that he had been involved in an altercation with a stranger, and that during that confrontation, he sustained a superficial head wound for which he didn’t seek treatment.

The victim’s name hasn’t been made public.

Police say that on June 26, detectives and evidence specialists responded to a report of blood discovered in an alcove fronting a closed business establishment in Pahoa. After an extensive search in the neighboring business area using a scent-tracking dog, police couldn’t find a victim or any additional evidence.

Police are now trying to track down the assailant, and ask that anyone who may have witnessed or has information about the confrontation contact Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 or Those who prefer anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.


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