Search continues for attempted murder suspect on Kauai - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Search continues for attempted murder suspect on Kauai

Photo of Justin Wynn Klein in 2009 Photo of Justin Wynn Klein in 2009
Photo of Justin Wynn Klein in 2012 Photo of Justin Wynn Klein in 2012
LIHUE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Kauai Police Department continues to ask for the public's help finding wanted suspect Justin Wynn Klein in connection with the attempted murder of a Japanese visitor in the Kalalau Valley in December.

The Kauai Grand Jury returned an indictment against the 37-year-old homeless man in December. Bail on the Grand Jury warrant is set at $1 million.

"We ask the public to remain vigilant in locating Klein as our officers continue their search for him," stated Kauai Police Chief Darryl Perry. "There is an attempted murder suspect still at-large and we want to find him and bring him to justice."

Police have followed up on numerous tips received since the incident occurred, but the searches failed to turn up any sign of the suspect. As incoming tips have dwindled in recent weeks, KPD is issuing this reminder in hopes of reigniting public awareness.

A witness reported seeing Klein throw a 31-year-old Japanese visitor from a cliff in the Kalalau Valley on the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 16. The female victim was transported to Wilcox Hospital in critical condition, where she remained for 10 days before being released to her family who escorted the woman home.

Justin Wynn Klein is described as a 37-year-old Caucasian male, 6 feet 1 inch tall, with brown hair in a Mohawk style, possibly a moustache and beard, and a band tattoo around his left arm.

CrimeStoppers continues to offer a $1,000 for anyone with information leading to his arrest.

Copyright 2013 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

 

  • Hawaii News Now headlinesNewsMore>>

  • Giant telescope project before Hawaii Supreme Court again

    Giant telescope project before Hawaii Supreme Court again

    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-06-21 19:39:49 GMT

    Hawaii's Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in an appeal of a decision to grant a construction permit for a giant telescope planned for the state's tallest mountain. 

    More >>

    Hawaii's Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in an appeal of a decision to grant a construction permit for a giant telescope planned for the state's tallest mountain. 

    More >>
  • Immigrant kids seen held in fenced cages at border facility

    Immigrant kids seen held in fenced cages at border facility

    Monday, June 18 2018 9:00 AM EDT2018-06-18 13:00:17 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 2:59 PM EDT2018-06-21 18:59:53 GMT
    (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP). In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the...(U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP). In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the...
    Hundreds of unaccompanied child immigrants arrested at the U.S. border are being held in metal cages at a family detention facility in McAllen, Texas.More >>
    Hundreds of unaccompanied child immigrants arrested at the U.S. border are being held in metal cages at a family detention facility in McAllen, Texas.More >>
  • Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

    Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:10 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:10:52 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 2:54 PM EDT2018-06-21 18:54:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2012, file photo, a smoker snuffs out a cigarette at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to about 14 percent in 2017, according to new data relea...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2012, file photo, a smoker snuffs out a cigarette at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to about 14 percent in 2017, according to new data relea...
    Smoking by US adults hits another all-time low; about 14 percent smoke cigarettes.More >>
    Smoking by US adults hits another all-time low; about 14 percent smoke cigarettes.More >>
Powered by Frankly