Homeless man dies following downtown assault

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - An 83-year-old homeless man who was critically injured in an assault near Chinatown died Friday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.

Detectives have opened a murder investigation into Mamerto "Eddie" Semana's death.

He was found in Downtown Honolulu near the intersection of Kukui and River streets on Tuesday around 3:30 a.m. with severe head and face injuries. Police said the assault may have took place four hours earlier.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, or *CRIME on your cellular phone.

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