Kauai police arrested 62-year-old Peter Grewer, of Omao, after he allegedly killed a woman found dead in her home on Tuesday.
The victim has been identified as Joellen Hartman, age 67.
Shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, police arrived at Hartman’s home on Punee Road in Omao to conduct a welfare check.
Upon their arrival, police discovered 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 police investigation.