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Police are searching for a Mountain View woman wanted for murder


Patricia Wong

Patricia Wong

Police are seeking a 54 year-old Mountain View woman who is wanted for a 2009 murder in Puna.

Patricia Wong also known as Patricia Hanoa was indicted by a grand jury for second degree murder. The charge stems from the 2009 murder of Kaycee M. Smith, who was found in her Orchidland residence with an apparent gunshot wound and her death was ruled a homicide.

Wong is described as part Hawaiian, 5’1” tall, weighing about 150 pounds, hazel eyes, brown medium length hair, and a tan complexion.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Wong is asked to call either Detective Derek Morimoto at 961-2380 or email him at or Lieutenant Gregory Esteban at 961-2252 or email him at

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribed to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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