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Big Island Police Complete Investigation Into 2013 Hilo Murder

Hawaiʻi Island police detectives have completed their investigation into a 2013 murder in Hilo.
HPDBadgeIn response to a 5:19 a.m. call on January 7, 2013, South Hilo patrol officers found 38-year-old Lloyd Rubio of Hilo with a stab wound at a home on the 1400 block of Kaumana Drive. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he died at 7:11 a.m.

That evening, detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section arrested 37-year-old Cherie Sueko Moskwa of Hilo on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Two days later, after conferring with Hawaiʻi County prosecutors, detectives released Moskwa from police custody pending further investigation.

Additional follow-ups and analysis were recently completed. The case has been routed to the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney for review.

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.


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.