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Police release photos of murdered Kona man and his truck


Hawaiʻi Island police have released a photo of a man whose body was found August 9 in Captain Cook.

The victim, 69-year-old Dolores Borja Valle of Hōlualoa, was also known as “Lolo.” An autopsy determined that he died from sharp and blunt force trauma to the head and that the manner of death was homicide. His body was found in a coffee field off Keopuka Mauka Road.

His white 2014 Toyota Tacoma was recovered later in Kaʻū. Police have also released a photo of the truck.

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section are continuing to investigate this case as a murder.

Police ask anyone who has any information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Walter Ah Mow at 326-4646, extension 238, or, or Detective David Matsushima at 326-4646, extension 228, or

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 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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