(Media release) â€” Big Island police have charged a Bellevue, Washington, man with murder and other offenses in connection with a fatal domestic disturbance at a resort on the Kohala Coast late Monday, May 23.
At 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section charged Howard Philip Zimmermanâ€”also known as Philip Howard Zimmermanâ€”with second-degree murder, kidnapping, first-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree criminal property damage.
His bail was set at $320,000.
He remains in custody at the Kona police cellblock pending his initial court appearance on Thursday, May 26.
The victim, 44-year-old Susan Brockert of Bellevue, Washington, was pronounced dead at North Hawai’i Community Hospital at 12:23 a.m. Tuesday, May 24. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
Zimmerman and Brockert were registered at the resort together.
(Submitted by Hawaii Police Department via Nixle.)