HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Honolulu Police Department is searching for the suspect involved in the death of Joseph Mattson whose decomposed body was found in Kahuku.
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Police said Mattson was found after reports of a body decomposing in a bush on Marconi Road Friday evening. Due to the decomposition, his injuries were not obvious.
However, after an autopsy was done the next day, it was determined that Mattson had multiple stab wounds. Mattson’s death was subsequently ruled as a homicide.
The Honolulu Police Department has released the victim’s photo and is seeking witnesses in the murder case.
Police said Mattson wore a dark-colored Adidas t-shirt, dark-colored cargo shorts and black socks.
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