Puna Stabbing Leads to Murder Charges for Eden Roc Man

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a man in connection with a stabbing in Puna on Tuesday afternoon (November 5).

At 3:20 p.m., officers responded to a report of a stabbing victim on Pilo Street in the Eden Roc subdivision. They arrived to find an unresponsive 32-year-old man with multiple stab wounds.

Police took a 34-year-old man into custody but were not immediately able to verify his identity. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and initially taken to the Hilo police cellblock. He was then transferred to Hilo Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed non-life-threatening injuries.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of his family.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Dean Uyetake at 961-2379 or duyetake@co.hawaii.hi.us or Detective Joel Field at 961-2381 or jfield@co.hawaii.hi.us.

UPDATE:

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified a man arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with a stabbing in Puna on Tuesday afternoon (November 5) in the Eden Roc subdivision.

David True Seal

David True Seal

The suspect is identified as 34-year-old David True Seal of Mountain View. He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations continue the investigation.

The victim was officially pronounced dead at 11:11 p.m. Tuesday at Hilo Medical Center. His identity is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of his family.

2 Responses

  1. Please stay on this story. Most of the meia will let this pass by. This is a worst case scenario….incompetent bureaucrats let this happen to a nice guy, a genuine and charitable father of 3…dead at the feet ofa sloppy system…meia can help bring some accountability here.

    • MAHALO FOR CARING THAT RORY’S BRUTAL MURDER DOES NOT GO UNNOTICED. THE COPS KNEW OF TRUE’S WHEREABOUTS THE WHOLE TIME AND NEVER DID ANYTHING TO HELP RORY OR HIS KEIKI OR ANY OF OUR OHANA. NOW TRUE IS BEING ABUSED IN JAIL RATHER THAN GETTING THE REAL HELP HE NEEDS (NOT IN WORTHLESS KANOHE)!

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