Man arrested in connection with Kohala resort murder

Philip Howard Zimmerman
Philip Howard Zimmerman

KOHALA (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Washington state man is in Kona police custody on Tuesday.

Philip Howard Zimmerman, 46, is accused of killing 44-year-old Susan Brockert, also from Washington.

According to Big Island police, the two got into an argument Monday night at a resort on the Kohala Coast.

Resort security and staff witnessed Zimmerman strike the victim on the head with an object.

The victim was taken to the North Hawaii Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

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