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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 10:20 a.m., Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Ka'u man arrested following wife's death

Advertiser Staff

KEALAKEHE, Hawai'i — A 53-year-old Ka''u man was arrested yesterday as a suspect in his wife's alleged murder.

Yu Dejarnette, 56, was found Sunday on the side of an embankment near her home in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision. Police said she suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at the Hilo Medical Center.

Her husband has not been charged but remains in custody at the Kona police cellblock.

Anyone with information on the case should call detective Jefferson Grantz of the West Hawai'i Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 326-4646, Ext. 275, the police nonemergency number at (808) 935-3311, or Crime Stoppers at (808) 329-8181 in Kona or (808) 961-8300 in Hilo. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.