Two men are being held in connection to the death of a Maui artist.Maui News:
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that a 24-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were arrested in the death of 39-year-old artist Michael Colby.
Colby's body was discovered March 1 in the area of Kaa Point, just west of Kanaha Beach.
The man has been charged with second-degree murder and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. The teen was arrested Friday by Maui police and has been turned over to the Sheriff's Department.
The painter moved from Encinitas, California, five years ago and often worked outdoors or at Kanaha Beach.
[P]olice identified the murder victim as 39-year-old Michael Colby, who was living in Kahului after moving to Maui from Encinitas, Calif., about five years ago.
"He was an incredible soul," said Janel Enger, who grew up with Colby in California and considered him a brother. "There's nobody in the world even close to him."
"He was a wonderful human being, always had a smile to share and a laugh. He was willing to cheer anybody up at any given time through any circumstances at all."
Colby grew up in the San Diego area, graduating from San Dieguito High School in Encinitas in 1994.