Police have identified the victim in a murder investigation as 59-year-old Robert A. Evanson of Hilo.
An autopsy is scheduled for Friday to determine the cause of death.
At 7:32 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a reported disturbance at an apartment complex on the 100 block of Ululani Street in Hilo. Upon arrival, police discovered Evanson’s body in an apartment unit. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center, were he was officially pronounced dead.
Police arrested 53-year-old Rhonda Faris of Pāhoa and 63-year-old Elsworth Hulihee of Hilo on suspicion of second-degree murder. They remain at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation. See today’s Tribune-Herald for more on this story.