Update on Bayfront Murder Case – No Suspects Identified at This Time

An autopsy was conducted Wednesday morning (January 2) on the body of the 32-year-old victim of the weekend Bayfront shooting.


The preliminary results from the examination showed that Faafetai Fiu died from exsanguination (blood loss) due to multiple gunshot wounds. The medical examiner ruled the death as a homicide. Detectives are awaiting additional toxicological findings.

No suspects have been identified at this time.

Detectives are continuing to follow up on leads and also want to interview fishermen who frequent the Bayfront area who may have left before police could contact them. In addition, police are asking that motorists or pedestrians call police if they were in the area and witnessed a confrontation near a silver or light-colored vehicle that was parked on the makai shoulder of the highway just makai of the Moʻoheau ball field.

On Saturday (December 29) at about 8:47 p.m., police received a number of calls of possible gunshots heard in the area of Moʻoheau Park in Hilo. Responding officers discovered an unresponsive male victim with apparent gunshot wounds.

Police ask that anyone with information or who may have witnessed this incident contact Detective Robert Almeida at 961-2386 or ralmeida@co.hawaii.hi.us or Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 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.


4 Responses

  1. People should stop talking s***…when they don’t know whats going on…and leave my son out of this Holland Fiu who ever u are…I wouldn’t do anything to hurt our families…So keep your comments to yourself…


  2. Holland Fiu….
    Faamalie aku ia oe, ae aua eke so’oga fai ga kala faapega o loo silasila mai le lalolagi. A iai se fesili vili sa’o mai a’u… Pls, kausi le filemu, faamolemole lava.


  3. has anyone questioned his wife, for all i know, her story about really happened keeps changing….like WTF trick….and also, their son knows something about that nite, she wouldn’t let him talk to our family!!!

    • Holland what is your email so I can talk to you? If not then let me just say. . . don’t be posting anything about the case so the public can see. If you have any questions call May she will tell you whatever you wanna know. But don’t be spreading stuff that someone out there might wanna go and cause trouble for the family that is there in Hilo.
      Right now everyone’s focus is to lay Tai to rest and will deal with the case later. I hope you will understand this and please know that God is in charge and He will reveal what needs to be.
      -Just saying.
      Our whole family is hurting and I understand your pain. Fa’amolemole onosa’i. God said Vengance is mine. So trust that Our Father God will take care of it.
      With regards to Tai’s son please keep him in prayer daily.
      Fa’afetai tele lava

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