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Kaumana Drive stabbing victim died from wound to aorta


An autopsy was conducted Tuesday morning (January 8) on the body of the 38-year-old victim of a fatal stabbing in the upper Kaumana Drive area of Hilo.

The preliminary results from the examination showed that the victim, who was identified as Lloyd Rubio of Hilo, died from a stab wound to the abdomen with an injury to the aorta. The medical examiner ruled the death as a homicide. Detectives are awaiting additional toxicological findings.

Cherie Sueko Moskwa, 37, also of Hilo, remains in police custody while detectives continue the investigation.

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

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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