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Kauaʻi police arrest two people for second-degree murder of 52-year-old Kapaʻa man

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Karl Tondevold, 48, of Nebraska and Christy Selvage, 43, of Kapaʻa were arrested for second-degree murder of John Diaz Jr. of Kapaʻa. Photos: Kauaʻi Police Department

A man from Nebraska and a woman from Kapa’a have been arrested for second-degree murder in connection to the death of 52-year-old John Diaz Jr. of Kapa’a.

At about 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 24, Kauaʻi police officers responded to a report of an unconscious man with multiple injuries observed in the vicinity of north Kealia Beach. The victim was treated on scene before being transported by ambulance with life-threatening injuries to Wilcox Memorial Center, where he later died.

Karl Tondevold, 48, of Nebraska and Christy Selvage, 43, of Kapaʻa were arrested for second-degree murder.


Selvage was released pending investigation, and Tondevold is currently being held at the Kauaʻi Police Department cellblock.

Detectives are actively investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact KPD Dispatch at 808-241-1711.  Those wishing to remain anonymous can provide information by calling Crime Stoppers Kauaʻi at 808-246-8300, submitting a tip at cskauai.org, or through the Crime Stoppers Kauaʻi  P3 Tips Mobile App, available for download on Android and Apple mobile devices.

No further information is available for release at this time.


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