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POSTED: Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Suspect in Kailua killing is indicted

An Oahu grand jury indicted Daniel Kahanaoi on a charge of second-degree murder yesterday in the shooting death of Kailua attorney Craig Kimsel. He remains in custody, unable to post $1 million bail.

Kahanaoi, 45, is also charged with first-degree burglary, firearm violations and violating a temporary restraining order.

Police said Kahanaoi went to Kimsel's Oneawa Street home April 28 looking for his ex-girlfriend, Rusty Anoba, who was hiding inside. Kahanaoi shot Kimsel in the back as he walked away after telling Kahanaoi the woman was not there, Kimsel's brother said.

Anoba filed for a restraining order March 17, claiming that Kahanaoi assaulted her when she told him she wanted to leave.

Missing woman was walking her dog

;  Fire, police and state Department of Land and Natural Resources personnel continued a search yesterday for a missing 63-year-old Pearl City woman who took her dog for a walk.

Gail Yoshida has been missing since Sunday afternoon, when she took her white Jack Russell terrier, Maile, for a walk, police said, and a search began Monday.

Police said the search for Yoshida will continue today if she is not found.

Police Missing Persons Detail, DLNR and fire rescue teams concentrated their search yesterday near Pearl City High School and Waimano Trail, which begins near the school at the top of Waimano Home Road.

Police do not suspect foul play.

Yoshida has black hair and brown eyes, stands 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 125 pounds and was last wearing a green long-sleeved sweater with blue shorts and a red and blue baseball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cell phone.

Big Isle man arrested with pot, cash

A 33-year-old Big Island man has been arrested with more than two pounds of marijuana valued at more than $9,000 in his car, police said.

Nathan Clark of Kailua-Kona was arrested Thursday and charged Friday with one count each of commercial promotion of marijuana, promoting a detrimental drug and possessing drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $11,000.

Big Island police said they recovered nearly 40 ounces of dried marijuana and also seized more than $6,800 in cash.

Body found at base of Maui waterfall

Nine Maui firefighters and the Fire Department's Air One helicopter recovered the body of a woman from a pond at the base of a 180-foot waterfall on Monday.

Maui firefighters said a hiker first found the body at 1:48 p.m. Monday near a hiking trail in an inaccessible area of Huelo near Door of Faith Road. Firefighters had to be lowered by a rope to recover the body of a woman believed to be in her 20s.

The body was taken to the Medical Examiner's Office for examination and identification.