Update on the Fatality of Big Island Resident Lloyd Rubio

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 37-year-old Hilo woman in connection with a stabbing Monday morning (January 7) in Hilo.

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At 7:17 p.m. Monday, detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section arrested Cherie Sueko Moskwa on suspicion of second-degree murder.

She is being held at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives continue the investigation.

In response to a 5:19 a.m. call Monday (January 7), South Hilo patrol officers responded to the 1400 block of Kaumana Drive, where they found a 38-year-old Hilo man with a stab wound.

The victim was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he died at 7:11 a.m.

Police ask that anyone with information on this case call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378. Detective Carter also may be reached by email at wcarter@hawaiicounty.gov.

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.

Big Island Police Searching for 38-Year-Old Puna Woman Missing Since December

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 38-year-old Puna woman who was reported missing.

Layla A. Fikes

Layla A. Fikes

Layla A. Fikes of Mountain View was last seen in Hilo at noon on December 28.

She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-6, 115 pounds with brown eyes and brown medium-length hair. She has a medical condition that may require medical attention.

Police ask that anyone with information on her whereabouts call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Detective Joel Field at 961-2381. Detective Field may also be reached by email at jfield@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Lloyd Rubio, Owner of Big Island Construction, Stabbed to Death in Hilo This Morning

Lloyd Rubio former St. Joe Graduate and owner of Big Island Construction, was murdered this morning in his home.  He was apparently stabbed to death while yelling to his family to get out and run.  I don’t know if there were witnesses.  It is another terrible thing for Big Island.

Lloyd Rubio liked to hunt deer.

Lloyd Rubio liked to hunt deer.

MEDIA RELEASE:

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a stabbing in Hilo early Monday as a murder.

In response to a 5:19 a.m. call Monday (January 7), South Hilo patrol officers responded to the 1400 block of Kaumana Drive, where they found a 38-year-old Hilo man with a stab wound.

The victim was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he died at 7:11 a.m.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section are investigating the case as a second-degree murder.

Police ask that anyone with information on this case call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378. Detective Carter also may be reached by email at wcarter@hawaiicounty.gov.

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.