Big Island Police Investigating Suspicious Horse Deaths

Media Release:

Big Island police are investigating the suspicious deaths of two horses in the Hakalau area of East Hawai’i.


The caretaker of a property off Chin Chuck Road across from Veterans Park discovered the decomposing body of a horse entwined in barbed wire with what appeared to be a gunshot wound on June 8. The next day he found a second dead horse on the property with an apparent gunshot wound.

Police ask than anyone with information about any suspicious activities in that area call the Police Department’s 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.

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