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Police have arrested a Pahoa man in connection with a Nanawale Estates murder


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

Monday 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

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.

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