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Maui Police Launch Maliko Murder Investigation

December 13, 2014, 6:53 PM HST
* Updated December 13, 8:35 PM
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By Maui Now Staff

Maui police launched a murder investigation after finding a Maui man unresponsive with suspicious injuries off of the Hāna Highway in Maliko Gulch on Thursday.

Police say Wailuku Patrol officers responded to the scene near Mile 10 of the highway at around 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.  Maui police Lt. William Juan said the victim was confirmed dead at the scene.

Police have since identified the victim as Derrick M.H. Kualaau, 56, of Maliko.

The case has since been turned over to the department’s Criminal Investigation Division.


Police say no further information is available at this time.


Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 242-6966, Central Dispatch at 244-6400 anytime, or the Maui Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 244-6425 (Monday to Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

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