Puna Murder Victim Died of Injury to Brain Caused by Blunt Force Trauma

An autopsy conducted Tuesday (December 18) determined that the victim of a Puna murder, 54-year-old James V. Johns Sr. of Nanawale Estates, died of injury to the brain caused by blunt force trauma.

Johns’ body was found in his home Sunday.

Jason Russell Jump

Jason Russell Jump

The suspect, 36-year-old Jason Russell Jump of Pāhoa, remains in the Hilo police cellblock on suspicion of second-degree murder. Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information on this incident contact Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 or nserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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.

Pahoa Man Arrested in Connection with Nanawale Estates Murder

Police arrested a 36-year-old Pāhoa man in connection with a murder in the Nanawale Estates Subdivision in Puna.

HPDBadgeMonday morning (December 17) at 10:35 a.m., Jason Russell Jump was arrested without incident in Pāhoa. He is being held in the Hilo police cellblock on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation.

Police have not released the identity of the victim pending notification of next of kin.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday morning (December 18) to determine the exact cause of death.

Police ask that anyone with information on this incident contact Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 or nserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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 Looking for Man With “Jesus” Tattoo Across Forehead

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 36-year-old Puna man wanted for questioning following the discovery of a body in a residence in Nanawale Estates.
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Jason Russell Jump is described as an African American, about 6-foot-1 to 6-foot-2 with brown eyes, shoulder-length black dreadlocks, and a tattoo saying “Jesus” across his forehead.

Detectives would like to speak with Jump in connection with this incident.

Police have not released the identity of the victim pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation, which is classified as a second-degree murder, and have not identified Jump as a suspect at this time.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning (December 17) to determine the exact cause of death.

Police ask that anyone with information on this incident contact Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 or nserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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.