Big Island Police Identify Victim in Hilo Murder

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the victim in a murder investigation as 59-year-old Robert A Evanson of Hilo.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday afternoon (March 28) to determine the cause of death.

UlulaniAt 7:32 p.m. Wednesday (March 26), 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 lifeless body in an apartment unit. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center, were he was officially pronounced dead.

Rhonda Faris

Rhonda Faris

Police arrested 52-year-old Rhonda Faris of Pāhoa and 63-year-old Elsworth Hulihee of Hilo on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Elsworth Hulihee

Elsworth Hulihee

They remain at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

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