On February 1, 2020 at about 12:30 p.m., Officers responded to Holomua Road and discovered the body of a male in his twenties. The victim appeared to have been severely beaten.
Officers later discovered a vehicle owned by the victim that was set on fire, off of Baldwin Avenue near the old Paia Gym.
The investigation identified William Douglas Allen (39), as a suspect in this incident. An All Points Bulletin was immediately issued for his arrest.
On February 1, 2020 at about 6:00 p.m., an Off Duty Sergeant observed the suspect in the Paia Municipal Parking lot and advised Police Dispatch. As a result, Allen was arrested for Murder in the Second Degree and Kidnapping, without further incident.
So far, investigation reveals that the victim and Allen knew each other. The reason for this incident is still under investigation.
Allen remains in police custody, charges and next of kin notification are pending.