HONOLULU (KHON2) — Following the discovery of a decomposed body back in September in Kahuku, the Honolulu Police Department announced they had arrested a male suspect.

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Police were contacted to find the body that was left in the bushes of Marconi Road on Friday evening, Sept. 8.

The victim was later identified as 57-year-old Joseph Mattson. His injuries were not obvious at first until an autopsy determined that Mattson had multiple stab wounds.

A homicide investigation was then initiated and led police to the arrest of a 39-year-old male suspect on Friday, Nov. 3.

Police arrested the suspect on suspicion of second-degree murder, however, he was released pending investigation due to his status of being in custody at the Halawa Correctional Facility for an unrelated case.

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HPD is investigating and the suspect’s charges will be sought with the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney.