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Hilo man accused of dismembering body charged with murder

Eric Fontes, Jr. Eric Fontes, Jr.
Barton Bumatay Barton Bumatay
KEAAU, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A 34-year-old man has been charged with the gruesome murder of a 59-year-old who has been missing since New Year's Eve.

Eric Fontes, Jr. was charged with second degree murder for the killing of Keaau resident Barton Bumatay. Fontes is also charged with terroristic threatening, theft and for other drug and gun-related crimes.

Police sources say Bumatay's body was dismembered and dumped in different areas of Hawaiian Paradise Park. His remains were found over the weekend.

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