Big Island Police Charge Puna Man With Second Degree Murder and Other Offenses

Hawai’i Island police have charged 30-year-old Claude Keone Krause of Puna in connection with the disappearance of 44-year-old Dante Peter Gilman of Hawaiian Acres, who was reported missing on January 10.

Claude Keone Krause

Claude Keone Krause

Krause was charged at 11:20 a.m. Saturday (January 19) with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, second-degree theft, two counts of ownership/possession of a firearm prohibited, and use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony. He remains in police custody with no bail pending his initial court appearance.

Kawena K. Krause

Kawena K. Krause

Another suspect, Kawena Krause, who was arrested Friday (January 18), also remains in custody while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

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