Police seek help solving 40-year-old Big Island murder

Gayle Hook
Gayle Hook

Hawaii Island police are asking for the public's help in connection with a 40-year-old murder investigation.

On March 29, 1973, 23-year-old Gayle Hook of Napoʻopoʻo was reported missing. On April 6, 1973, her body was found in an abandoned church pavilion in Napoʻopoʻo with a gunshot wound to the left eye.

The investigation is one of several cold cases in which detectives are tasked with re-evaluating evidence using new technologies.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Shawn Tingle at 326-4646, extension 277, or email stingle@co.hawaii.hi.us. Tipsters may also call the Police Department's non-emergency line at 935-3311 or remain anonymous by calling CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.

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