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.