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KPD Renews Request to Public for Information Related to Murder Investigation

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Saturday, Feb. 6, marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of Paul Christie and the Kauaʽi Police Department is asking for the public’s help with any information regarding an ongoing investigation.

Police opened an investigation into a second-degree murder that occurred in Moloa‘a in 2020 after 57-year-old Christie was found dead along the side of Kūhiō Highway on the morning of Feb. 6.

An autopsy later revealed that Christie died as a result of injuries consistent with a homicide.

Christie was last seen alive on Feb. 4, 2020, at the Princeville Center and was believed to be heading toward Līhuʿe. He had no known permanent address but was residing in the Princeville area at the time. He also worked at the Princeville Center, a location that he frequented along with the Princeville Library.


“Again, we want to extend our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of the victim,” said Investigative Services Bureau Assistant Chief Bryson Ponce. “Our detectives have been working diligently to solve this case over the past year. In order to continue our progress, we ask that anyone with information regarding this incident to please come forward so that we can bring justice to the victim and his family.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Ponce at 808-241-1681 or KPD Dispatch at 808-241-1711. To leave an anonymous tip, call Crime Stoppers Kaua‘i at 808-246-8300 or visit www.cskauai.org.


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