Big Island Police continue to seek information on murder investigation opened in July


HONOLULU (KHON2) – Big Island Police renew their request for information regarding a second degree murder investigation that began in July 2021 and remains unresolved.

On July 31, police responded to the MacKenzie State Recreation Area in Puna after a a fisherman reported finding a body on the rocks near the shore break. Police believe the body had been there for about a week.

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An autopsy confirmed the victim died of a gunshot wound to the head. He has been identified as Michael Rosenbaum, 76, from Pahoa. Rosenbaum was reported missing on July 24 and last seen alive on July 22 in the town of Pahoa.

Police are asking anyone who may have information about this investigation, or who may have seen Rosenbaum at the end of July, to call the non-emergency number for the police department at (808) 935-3311, or the detective. Jeremy Kubojiri from Zone I Criminal. Investigations Section at (808) 961-2378. He can also be contacted by email at [email protected]

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Informants who prefer to remain anonymous can call the island-wide CrimeStoppers number at 808-961-8300. The public can also send anonymous web tips to Crime Stoppers Website or via the P3 Tips app.

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