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Tenant arrested in death of woman found in Kauai home

COURTESY OF KAUAI POLICE DEPARTMENT

Peter Grewer was arrested for suspicion of murder in the second degree after he allegedly killed a woman found dead in her home on Tuesday.

Kauai police arrested Peter Grewer, 62, of Omao, after he allegedly killed a woman found dead in her home on Tuesday.

The victim has been identified as 67-year-old Joellen Hartman.

Police arrived at Hartman’s home on Punee Road shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday to conduct a welfare check. When they arrived they found that Hartman had apparently died from injuries as a result of an assault.

A preliminary investigation led to the arrest of Hartman’s tenant, Grewer, for suspicion of murder in the second degree.

Grewer remains in police cellblock in lieu of $1 million bail.

The case remains under investigation.

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