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Autopsy performed on woman killed at Big Island resort

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - An autopsy was performed Friday morning for a Washington state woman who was found dead at a Big Island hotel on Tuesday.

According to the autopsy report, 44-year-old Susan Brockert of Bellevue died from multiple blunt force and sharp force trauma to the head and neck.

Employees at The Fairmont Orchid at Mauna Lani Resort say they saw 46-year-old Howard Philip Zimmerman beat Brockert in the head with a piece of granite Monday night.

Brockert was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead on Tuesday.

Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder.

He is scheduled to appear in court next week for a preliminary hearing.

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