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Maui police investigating murder near Maliko Gulch

Maui police are investigating a man's murder in Paia. Maui police are investigating a man's murder in Paia.
Sources say a friend discovered Kualaau's body at his home near Maliko Gulch on Thursday. Sources say a friend discovered Kualaau's body at his home near Maliko Gulch on Thursday.
PAIA, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui police are investigating a man's murder in Paia.

Police sources tell Hawaii News Now a person of interest has been named in Derrick Kualaau's murder and he has been arrested on unrelated charges.

Sources say a friend discovered Kualaau's body at his home near Maliko Gulch on Thursday and called police.

Police sources tell us a friend went to Kualaau's house to see if he wanted to go fishing that day. That's when his friend found him cold and unresponsive.

Hawaii News Now has learned that the 56-year-old was found in a puddle of blood with a small laceration or hole in the back of his head.

The victim's friend last saw him alive on Monday, according to sources.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on the case to call Crime Stoppers at (808) 242-6966, Central Dispatch at (808) 244-6400 anytime, or the Criminal Investigation Division at (808) 244-6425 (Monday through Friday from 07:45 a.m. to 04:30 p.m.).

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