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September 25, 2002

I'm just wondering

Does anyone remember the unsolved murders? rapes? that occured a while back on Oahu, near the airport? I believe it was in the 80's and might have involved a 'police-like' vehicle? They might have occured around the time of the Lisa Au murder.

I'm not sure what made me think of it, but I did, so now I'm curious.

Posted by Hayneyz at September 25, 2002 08:27 PM

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Posted by Ryan on September 25, 2002 11:28 PM:

Gah. I can't specifically remember any airport-centric rapes or murders, but I remember the Lisa Au case.

Now I'm trying to scour my brain for information on the Diane Suzuki missing persons case from way, way back. A UH student who disappeared from Aiea in 1985, posters with her picture were everywhere... I had more than a handful of nightmares (growing up as I did in Aiea).

Then there's Peter Kema Jr.... that one gets me riled up just thinking about it.

 
Posted by hayneyz on September 26, 2002 6:42 AM:

I remember a bit about the Diane Suzuki case, mostly because my younger sister had been a student at Rosalie Woodson's right around that time.

My curiosity about these cases was prompted by the soon to be released Jack The Ripper book by Patricia Cornwell. I remembered like 2 seconds after my post.

I think that information regarding the airport cases would be very hard to come by because I seem to remember it being hushed up somewhat, due to Hawai'i's reliance on tourism and the fact that they were occuring near the airport would, of course, concern the Tourism Board. Who could easily pressure the press into making it go away.

 
Posted by Jon on September 26, 2002 7:03 AM:

I remember the janitor at the court building (?) who's genitals were cut off and left for dead in the grass. I don't think that case was ever solved. It was definitely a message to someone. Unpaid gambling debts, perhaps?

More recently there was the disappearance of a man from Evolution night club. The bouncer, the bloody carpet, the missing body. . .

Does anyone have web links to stories about the airport murders? Strangely, I don't remember them.

 
Posted by hayneyz on September 26, 2002 8:03 AM:

About the airport cases - I can't remember if they were specifically murders or if they were rapes. I seem to recall they involved someone using a vehicle which looked like a police car and had either blue lights in the grill or had the blue lights in the car. I think it was around that time that blue lights on civilian vehicles were outlawed and women were told that if they were told they had to pull over they could instead drive slowly and cautiously to the nearest police station. Or that they should only roll down their windows enough to hand out their licenses and if told to get out, they could inform the "officer" that they were uncomfortable with that and would instead go to the nearest police station.


 
Posted by daedulus on September 28, 2002 6:36 PM:

Actually, I think we're merging the unsolved serial killings near the airport with the Lisa Au murder. Lisa Au's involved the police-like vehicle with the blue lights...The unsolved serial killings did occur in the 80s, and the police actually closed part of the freeway in order to question folks who may have seen the "white van" linked to the murders. There was an article about it in Honolulu magazine a few years ago. Amazingly, HPD knew who it was but couldn't bring charges. But they did track him to California, I think, where he was under watch by an HPD officer for a while.

 
Posted by hayneyz on September 29, 2002 7:06 PM:

Thanks for the info daeddulus! Yeah, I see I did get them mixed up, oops.

 
Posted by the bunny on October 9, 2002 8:28 AM:

Well, be glad you don't have our current sniper. I have to drive to Prince George's County this weekend and you can bet that I will not be stopping along the way. Up until now, I think the sniper has targeted people alone in busy but not packed areas. Makes many feel unsafe when walking around.

 
Posted by the bunny on October 9, 2002 8:29 AM:

Sorry, I meant to stop that post, since it really was unrelated, but I was too late. :(

 
Posted by Sean on October 10, 2002 10:59 AM:

I lived on Oahu in the early 80's. Was the Lisa Au murder ever solved?

Thanks

 
Posted by geri on July 25, 2003 3:24 AM:

If I remember it correctly, the assumed perpetrator would diguise himself as a police officer who would stop vehicles that consisted of just a female,during the early mornings, while heading to work. These occurrences would later be confirmed when a couple of women, who were heading to work was stopped by the supposed police officer. But because they were aware of the crimes being committed against women, by an officer ,thy declined from obeying his request to step out of their car. Moments later these women would inform the police department of their encounter with what they assumed to be a police officer

 
Posted by geri on July 25, 2003 3:31 AM:

The Lisa Au's murder case was never solved.:(

 
Posted by J on August 22, 2003 6:52 PM:

I only happend upon this board during research. But I'm trying to track down some information on the rape of a family member on Oahu in September 1981. She was not the only victim so I assume I reveived some publicity. Does anyone have any suggestions on resources?

 
Posted by Silvacat on December 9, 2003 6:18 PM:

I seem to remember a missing person or murder case on Oahu around 1979 or 1980. I think the girl's name was Kanzaki, or something like that. I heard about the Suzuki case from my mom because she lived in Aiea at the time and visited me in California a few days after it happened. As far as I know, neither case was ever solved.

 
Posted by Oahooo on December 10, 2003 5:18 AM:

I thought I was crazy! I was ten at the time of the Oahu murders and I lived in Waipahu (where one of the victims was found.) Five or more young women were brutally raped and murdered between 1985 and 1986. I REMEMBER being sooooo afraid to go out of my house. I live on the mainland now, and when I ask ANYONE if they remember it, they tell me they never heard anything about it. I've been doing research on it to make sure I wasn't insane. Sadly...the only thing I have found so far was a short article from the Honolulu Advertiser about the more recent Kaua'i murders being very much like the '85 Oahu terror. My friends were like " Oahu terror? There was an Oahu terror?"

My understanding is that the detective assigned to the case was quickly "relocated" to a laison office and the suspect that they had caught (not to mention as soon as they caught and detained him the murders stopped) was released and moved to somewhere in the midwest. No one has been brought to justice concerning the case. My opinion is that such a trial would bring to light the fact that Hawaii had a serial killer on the loose. And as far as the Tourism Commission is concerned, there is no way a murderer was loose on the islands. (Can we say Citzen X?) Sorry this is so long, but I had to vent.

 
Posted by Oahooo on December 10, 2003 5:38 AM:

The question remains:

Why would Diane Susuki, a girl who dissapeared in july of 1985 from the same area, being the same age, and falling into a distinct pattern of dissapearances, not be even ASSUMED to be in the same case as the '85 Oahu terror' where five young women ages 17 to 25 were murdered?

http://starbulletin.com/2000/05/03/news/whatever.html

 
Posted by Informed on January 29, 2004 12:17 PM:

Read "Honolulu Homicide" by Gary Dias, former homicide lieutenant for HPD; he writes about the serial killings, Lisa Au & Diane Suzuki murders, etc, back in the 80s. The book is available at Costco and probably bookstores.

 
Posted by hayneyz on January 30, 2004 8:58 PM:

I recently saw a movie called "Obstinate Memory" about the assasination of Salvador Allende. It seems relevant to this topic because much of the Chilean population has eradicated the events from their minds, through governmental encouragement and censorship. With so many unsolved murders (a seemingly disproportionate number to my thinking considering the exceptionally low murder rate during that period, the 80's) why aren't more people raising the questions? Or revisiting the investigations? Or even refreshing our memories about those events more often? There seems to be no visible accountability.

Besides being interested in unsolved crimes on an intellectual basis, I am also the relative of a victim of an unsolved murder in Hawai'i. So, I have even more curiosity about those times. Especially when those who do remember, remember vaguely, as I do. But most seem not to remember the events at all.

 
Posted by Ross Hibler on February 4, 2004 8:08 PM:

I attended Aiea High in the 70's and had a friend who I lost touch of. I have recently heard that he was involved with some murder a couple of years after I left the Island, I left in 1977. His name was Mike Alderson, I have been unable to find out any information about him on the net. Anybody out there have a clue?

 
Posted by John on February 20, 2004 7:07 PM:

To: Ross Hibler, I don't recall our mutual friend, Mike Alderson being involved in any murder (at least not in Hawaii). Give me (John) a call, (work #808-529-3128) I'm the one that gave you the paper route in McGrew back in 1976.

 
Posted by tracy on April 19, 2004 8:07 PM:

I'm trying to find any information about my cousin's murder in 1985 in Kaneohe Bay. Her name was Mailai Lanlani Gilbert. She was 5 when she was kidnapped from a birthday party. I don't want to dredge this subject up with my family. It brings such horrible memories.Ilive on the mainland and am having trouble accessing the Hawaii newspaper archives. Thanks

 
Posted by Albert on April 20, 2004 10:53 AM:

http://166.122.201.55/jud/Hoohiki/main.htm

Is a good source to find out whether a friend, or just someone you know, has been charged with a felony.

(I'm always sad to find a "hit" on that page.)

 
Posted by kila on May 19, 2004 10:34 PM:

to Tracy,

Try "Maile (Leilani?) Gilbert"

I hope it brings some comfort to the family that the child-abduction alert is named for her.

I grew up down the street where the Gilbert family lived, Mokapu Blvd. When Maile disappeared, it was HUGE news because NOBODY believed anyone would take a child.

If I recall right, it was a handyman or someone who knew the family, was at the party as a guest, and took the child to a beach on the North Shore... maybe an hour's drive?... that's a pretty long time to rethink ones actions, isn't it?

When the news came out it was him, it was sooooo sad. The papers had pictures of Maile, such a pretty little girl.

email me, it sounds like you might have some more specific questions
aloha,
kila

 
Posted by mr_t on May 19, 2004 10:58 PM:

Regarding the serial killings and any possible link to the Diane Suzuki case: The women in the serial killings I believe were caucasian or caucasian in appearance, and their bodies were found near the airport access road in or near water from Keehi Lagoon. Suzuki was asian and besides having some evidence of an abduction from the dance studio and a composite of a suspect, her body was never found. I do recall them happening during the 80's, but believe the Suzuki case preceded the serial cases by several years.

 
Posted by kila on May 20, 2004 12:08 AM:

yes, mr_t, also it appeared most of the women had been driving alone and possibly had pulled over because of a police impersonator. Do you remember?

Blue grille lights were banned on unmarked police cars, HPD said women could drive to the nearest police station instead of pulling over for cops, then they mentioned a van... rumor had it the suspect moved to the mainland. No killings have been linked to those since then, but they only just started putting blue grille lights back in unmarked HPD cars.

 
Posted by roxannne on May 22, 2004 1:06 AM:

Have a question:

A lady was at her mom's funeral and she sees a guys she's never seen before. He wasn't a relative or a family friend, she instantly realizes that she loved him and wanted to spend the rest of her life with him. Before she got a chance to talk to him, he was nowhere to be found. Three days later she kills her sister. Why????

Any guesses?

 
Posted by Ryan on May 23, 2004 12:14 AM:

One of the local television news teams, KITV I think, last week revisited the Diane Suzuki case, twenty years later.

Most fascinating were the prominent references to the unnamed lead suspect, with the station actually tracking him down and showing him and his wife getting out of a car (faces blurred, of course). The guy was apparently a photographer and the last person to see her alive. They found women's things in the pond behind his house, and tracked dozens leads, but ultimately couldn't get enough evidence to get an indictment. They interviewed the city prosecutor at the time (Kaneshiro?), who essentially said, "Well, just because you've got a hunch doesn't make him guilty." Fascinating stuff.

 
Posted by mr_t on May 23, 2004 12:21 AM:

If my memory serves me, the women in the serial killings were reportedly picked up at bus stops and weren't driving. The Lisa Au case did involve suspicion of a police impersonator due to her wallet being on the front seat, but with her driver's license missing. I do recall the ban on blue lights on umarked vehicles. Back to the serial killings, a white van was seen stopped on the highway near one of the scenes where a victim was last seen, and a suspect was questioned but later released. This next part I'm not sure if it was in the papers or I heard it from a private detective but the sick bastard had recorded at least one of the abductions/torturing and played the tape back over the phone to a kid that lived near one of the victims. Regarding the Au case, a former boyfriend was suspected and questioned but not charged. He moved to the mainland, but later returned and was living near Hawaii Kai.

 
Posted by mr_t on May 23, 2004 12:40 AM:

check that: Au's license was found lying on the front seat of her car that was found parked on the side of the road with her engine still running. I still remember the guy who found her body in Tantalus as he was walking his dog. He was being interviewed on t.v., and was visibly shaken when recalling finding her body. Her former b/f at the time lived in Makiki, which is at the foot of Tantalus, and he was the last to see her alive that night.

 
Posted by Sherry on July 20, 2004 8:55 PM:

I was the same age as Lisa Au when she disappeared. I grew up in Pearl City, and I lived there when she was last seen in Aiea. I can't help it, but I have never been able to forget her. I was told by an HPD patrol officer three years after her body was found that she was killed by an older police officer who had grill lights in his car. Her murder is NOT UNSOLVED!! HPD did not release this information because at the time they did not want the public to think badly of the HPD or police officers in general. I personally have a problem with this. The murderer was forced to quit his job and retire without a police pension. He should have been brought to justice. I just don't understand why they haven't released this information after all these years. I plan to return to the islands in a couple of years, and I will do everything I can to do to give Lisa Au the honor she deserves by bringing her murderer to justice. I don't care if it was a cop. He deserves to suffer the same way she suffered or worse.
If anyone reads this and has further information, please e-mail me. I feel so strongly about her murder. I am dedicated to this. Please don't hesitate to contact me.

 
Posted by ScottS on August 9, 2004 5:53 PM:

I dated a girl in High School that had been molested (I never wanted to hear the details) by a police officer in Honolulu a couple of years before the Lisa Au case. She was convinced that it wasn't someone disguised as an office, but the same officer that she had had problems with. She had reported the issue and it never got anywhere.

So while there's no proof, I was always convinced that it was a cop, and that there were people helping cover it up.

Now that my sister is a member of the HPD, I know for a fact, that there's at least a few good cops on the force there.

 
Posted by Rasha on August 19, 2004 5:53 AM:

I was just wondering if anyone remembers a murder in Wailua in 1986-or 87? I belive the last name of the killer was Tandal and he killed his wife. I was just a kid back then and went to schoool with the son Ben Tandal who is now serving time for murder himself. I can't fine any record of it ever happening.

 
Posted by Rasha on August 19, 2004 5:54 AM:

I was just wondering if anyone remembers a murder in Wailua in 1986-or 87? I belive the last name of the killer was Tandal and he killed his wife. I was just a kid back then and went to schoool with the son Ben Tandal who is now serving time for murder himself. I can't fine any record of it ever happening.

 
Posted by curious on September 1, 2004 9:53 PM:

Does anyone remember the rape and murder of a young girl in the Maui County facility in Wailuku late 1980's?
The girl was between jobs and taking time for a vacation , before starting her new one paying more money.The claim was she was taken in for driving under the influence , but the autopsy never evidenced that.

I ask because it was a big scandal that the coroners office was caught in somehow.
Talk was it was a Lt. later promoted to Captain and a big coverup by police.
I wondered because later the 6 police women were raped by a policeman with the same cover ups and no arrests 1994 .
I have a friend raped by a cop about that time, who was living on Maui. She keeps saying there is no way her case could get through all the corruption that hides things there.She suffered violence to be silent or leave. She always told us there were many like her there.
I wonder if the other cases might have a connection through transferring officers.
Just curious to know how much of this is on all Islands and what a tourism board would have to do with accessory to criminals and obstruction of justice. Who are they?

 
Posted by JM on September 9, 2004 10:18 AM:

After reading the posts I sent the following email to Sherry. I thought that I would put it on this site in hopes that any of the information can be helpful.

Sherry,
I don't know if any information that I have could be helpful to you in anyway. On the night (or early morning) Lisa was abducted, I drove past the scene. I did contact the HPD with the information that I had, but nothing ever came of it.
This is what I recall. It was late Thursday night (technically Friday as it was after midnight). I was returning to my home in Kailua and it was raining. When I came out of the Pali tunnel, I observed a police car parked on the right hand side immediately outside the tunnel with his lights on. Further down the road when I got to the intersection where the road heads to Kaneohe, there was a mudslide and there were 1 or 2 police cars at the scene. As I was passing the drive-in (which was on my left) I observed two cars parked on the right hand side of the road and I don't recall any lights on either vehicle. Within a matter of feet there was a light. A road runs off to the right. At that intersection there was a white station wagon parked, facing the main road. I observed 3 people at a phone booth that was basically in the middle of nowwhere and slightly off the main road, but on the side road that ran off to the right. While stopped at the light, I saw a taxi cab pull over in the southbound lane and the 3 individuals crossed the road and got into the taxi. All of this was occurring and it was after 1 am.
I hope that this information is helpful to you. I wish you well.

 
Posted by Mark on October 6, 2004 1:47 PM:

I have been trying to find out if they ever solved the serial killing that happened between 85-87. I know for a while they thought the Green River murderer was responsible, but don't think that ever panned out. I was a Marine in Kanehoe and the wife of a fellow marine was abducted and later found dead. They were staying at a hotel near the airport and she had walked to the Navy Exchange by the golf course for baby formula. I'm pretty sure he was clear of any suspicion as he had just arrived in Hawaii. His wife was Japenese (a citizen)and he didn't even have a car. He was supposed to borrow my car to look for a house over the weekend, but never called. I believe her body was found in the cane fields. I seem to remember evryone talking about not stopping for unmarked cop cars because they think the murderer was posing as a cop.Does anyone know anything about these murders?

 
Posted by c. m on October 20, 2004 5:02 AM:

Does anyone know anything about a Lydell Tsukiyama? During the 70's to 80's he was convicted and then sent to O.C.C.C where he later passed away.

 
Posted by Al on October 24, 2004 11:14 PM:


My Uncle lives near the supposed killer of Diane Suzuki he says the word in the neighborhood is that the father of the "killer" helped his son remove the body and dump it in the ocean.

He also told me the guy's name...but I wont' say it here because he has not been arrested though others probably know it too.

My uncle went to school with this guy and said he was always a little strange.


 
Posted by gante on November 3, 2004 9:17 PM:

DOES ANYONE REMEMBER A MURDER AT THE AMFAC TOWER ON BISHOP ST ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO?

 
Posted by cMatHiS on November 13, 2004 5:20 PM:

DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THAT FIRE AT SCHRADERS WINDWARD MARINE RESORT(KAHALUU,KANEOHE
IN 1995/03/08)? tHEY HAD TO CLOSE KAM. HWY. BECAUSE LIHIKAI DR. WAS WITHOUT FIRE HYDRANTS. DID THEY EVER FIND OUT WHAT STARTED THE FIRE? WHO? aND IS IT TRUE THAT LESS THEN AMONTH BEFORE THE FIRE IN THE SAME BUILDING THERE WAS A ROBBERY GONE WRONG WHICH ENDED LEAVING 1 DEAD? i AM ONLY CURIOUS BECAUSE MY KIDS LIVE ON THE SAME STREET. oH YEAH AND NOW THEY HAVE FIRE HYDRANTS AND A NEW BUILDING IN ITS PLACE.

 
Posted by David on November 28, 2004 4:10 AM:

Does anyone have any information regarding a body the police found in waipahu about few months ago? th eBody was mutilated and the jaws where missing. I did see somewhere that a Jesse Cadiente was missing. does any one have any clues about this case?They may have someone in questioning now.

 
Posted by debbie on November 28, 2004 4:19 AM:

Yes I did read an article regarding this incident. The body they locate was a male about 30' 40' badly mutilated.The police did not find the jaw to do dental identification. They do believe it was the body of the missing person Jesse Cadiente a business owner. They also found evidence of blood at the aunties girl friend home

 
Posted by Joy on November 28, 2004 4:42 AM:

I do not believe that they found the body of Jesse Cadiente. I was the last person to talk to him on line before this whole thing began. I do know that his Auntie was a very bad person.... he had told me all about her. I love Jesse and always will.

 
Posted by JOHN on April 2, 2005 11:47 AM:

Thoughts of diane y. suzuki have been in my mind. who out there can tell me anything about her other then what little bit of info there is on the www?

 
Posted by Jay on April 27, 2005 9:46 PM:

Ok, there is much speculation on all these cases. This is how it was presented to me in a college class (Wayland Baptist University Hawaii Campus) taught by one of the Detectives involved in the investigation.

Diane Suzuki was going to the North Shore with a group of friends, but she forgot something at the dance studio. She went back to the studio alone, and was never seen again.

There was a photographer who did his work at the dance studio. If my memory serves me correctly, his name was Dewey Hamasaki. He was odd, and had a boyish crush on Diane. When informed that Diane did not show up with her friends, her parents parked outside the dance studio to wait for her to possibly return there. Dianeís parents saw Dewey, his sister, and his father carry a heavy trunk out of the studio; and place it into a vehicle. They did not suspect anything at the time.

At some point Dewey was brought in by police for questioning, he had what appeared to be defensive scratches on him which he said were caused by a rooster. With no solid evidence he was released.

A number of years later, a product known as luminal was being used in homicide investigations. Police requested a search warrant for the dance studio, and for Hamasakiís (fatherís) pig farm. A Major in the police department approved the warrant for the dance studio, but would not approve the warrant for the pig farm. The police detectives were very angry at the Major because they wanted to serve both search warrants at the same time. (Apparently the Major has since retired and passed away)

So they served the warrant and used luminal at the dance studio. The evidence showed a lot of trace blood evidence in the bathroom area of the dance studio. It appeared that someone bled to death there. Keep in mind that everything I have shared up to this point was a hot media topic. They were present at every point of the investigation, and the search warrant to the dance studio received wide media coverage.

So it you were the killer and you watched the media fiasco at the dance studio on TV what would you do. Thatís right, you would make sure that the body would never be found.

Apparently about six months later someone approved the search warrant for the Hamasaki pig farm. They dredged a pond on the property for several days. This was also widely covered by local media. At some point the officers worked there way to a stone wall. They noticed that a section of the wall appeared to have been rebuilt. So they broke open the wall in that area. They found nothing, but they took soil samples from the earth inside the wall, and had it analyzed.

Let me mention that Deweyís father was said to be pretty much calm throughout the past few days of having the officers on his property. When they focused on the stone wall, he apparently got very agitated. The lecturer told our class that the familyís attorney walked the prosecutor down the drive way and asked if they would accept a manslaughter pled. This was said to be off the record, and the prosecutor refused.

While on the property, they dug up some banana trees in an area of the yard. They found a ballet tutu buried under the banana trees, but after all those years Dianeís family could not identify it.

Ok, they left the farm with little evidence. The soil sample however showed that the wall had been sealed only six months prior, and also showed that earth behind the six month soil had been absent of oxygen since about the time of Dianeís disappearance.

The police attempted to push the case through the prosecutorís office, but the prosecutor refused the case. Apparently the case was not on the silver-platter that the Honolulu prosecutor required for prosecution.

Since that time, as the college instructor informed the class, Dewey Hamasaki was in and out of the Hawaii Stated Hospital several times. At the time of the class he was believed to be living in an apartment somewhere on the island of Oahu.

The class instructor attempted to take the case to the Attorney General, and was transferred from the homicide detail. He has since retired from the department, and has written several books. One of which mentions all three of the cases being discussed on this website, although absent are much of the details that he shared with our class.

If you were on the jury would you have convicted? Me too!

Iíll write more of what was shared about the other two cases, at a later dateÖ

I preferred to remain anonymous, Iíll set up an email address for questions, but I canít promise to reply to all emails. If someone has more information, I would be most interested. Also is someone has information that shows any contradiction in the above information please pass that along alsoÖThis college class was back in 1995, and I realize that new information might have been released.

 
Posted by Some_guy on November 27, 2005 9:00 AM:

About the Evolution nightclub case. The security guards there at the time of the dissapearance had strong armed their way into becoming the new security guards there. The club already had a popular and well liked security crew before these thugs showed up. The guy that disappeared was named Carlos Vicente Carrillo and worked for the now defunct "No Cover" music magazine based out of CA.

I had met the missing man a few times before he disappeared, he was a really nice guy. I was a regular in the nightclub scene there before I moved out of state. Everyone was afraid of the bouncers, including management. The story circulating in the club scene was that he got into a fight with two of the bouncers over his girlfriend and beat them up, they were unaware that he was a kickboxer. The leader of the security company offered him a job as part of their crew and he declined. So they ganged up on him and killed him inside the "VIP" area, which is where the missing carpet was from.

Supposedly they said that they they beat him up but drove him to the airport and told him to go back to California and he agreed.

The same group of guys forced their way into doing security for another Waikiki nightclub that went out of business because they cut out the original promoter and people no longer wanted to support the venue.

You might find this article interesting: http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/2000/Jul/07/localnews16.html

 
Posted by curious as well on November 29, 2005 1:06 PM:

this message is for Jay who posted on 4/2005. I lived in HI right down the road at the time of the Suzuki case and remember it all well. I also remember the killings close to the airport. You mentioned that this speaker wrote a book on the case and I'm interested in knowing the books name or if you can provide me with any other info about these cases I was be happy. Almost 20 years has passed since I left Hawaii and I think about these murders everytime I think of Hawaii.

 
Posted by Jay on December 18, 2005 9:15 PM:

for...curious as well...
The book is Honolulu Homicide. Check out the following web address:

http://www.besspress.com/productdetails.cfm?PC=197

 
Posted by WaikikiWitch on January 24, 2006 2:32 PM:

Aloha All, I recently had an experience that happened to me, that begun my re-interest of the Lisa Au Murder. You see I was 18 years old at the time of her murder, and Grew up in Kailua.
I work nights, and get off around 2:00 am. I was waiting for my taxi in front of my job (Moilili area) and noticed a marked (White SUV) police car diving past me slow, he went around the block, and came back to ask me what I was doing. I told him I was waiting for my ride. He asked me where I lived..I said, "Why?"...He said, "I was, going to offer you a ride, but my car is too full anyway.".... I said, "Wouldn't that be illegal?"... He simply put one finger to his lips, and said, "Shhhhhhh...."
Needless to say this freaked me the *&$@ OUT! I do know another cop, and right away told him about this, and he knew who he was, but only said, "Ya, we get complaints, about him all the time, they just keep transfering him around, because no one likes him." His name was Randy.
I remember Lisa, Maile, Diane, and the serial Victim's very much,In the 80's I helped pass a bill in Hawaii to start the Childrens Advocasy Center, and Meet the Gilbert's, I was 19 years old. HPD is corrupt, and will always be that way. But we the people are just as victimized, for not asking questions, for turning a blind eye, to the fear, that, "Paradise Has It's Price!"
I want answers! Is there a way to view cold case files, in Hawaii?
Bless you All for your Memories, and Honesty for the Victims.

 
Posted by Len on January 28, 2006 8:36 PM:

Rasha asked about the murder of Roxanne Tandal in December 1988. Her ex husband, Ben Tandal is serving a 30 year sentence for that crime. Unfortunately his namesake son followed the same path and is also serving time for murder.

 
Posted by Traci on February 4, 2006 7:05 AM:

I remember the serial rape killings in the 80's near the airport real well. I don't remember all the details though.
The last victim "Linda" was a good friend of mine.
I worked in the area too. It was scary.
I heard that the guy left, went to California,
his son supposed got killed in a car wreak
but Im not sure what really happened after that. They supposedly didn't have enough info to arrest him.
I remember the Lisa Au case too.
It was a rough scary time back then.
Is there any where you can find info on these crimes?

 
Posted by Jay on February 27, 2006 6:14 PM:

For Traci,
The suspect in those murders suffered a stroke, and was disabled for about 15 or so years. He recently died in CA...as reported by KGMB news.

 
Posted by Rochelle on March 18, 2006 6:42 PM:

I remember the serial killings in May 1985-May 1986. It is still heavy on my heart because 1 of the victims was a very close friend of mine whose family at the time lived with mine. I hear they have opened the cases back up after 20 years, I hope that if the man is dead that killed her suffered and is paying his dues now FINALLY!

 
Posted by Al on April 22, 2006 12:33 PM:

That is interesting Jay what you posted about the Diane Suzuki case... where was the pig farm located?

In Pearl City by the family house or in Kailua?

I thought the rock wall was on the Pearl City property or was it the Kailua pig farm property?

I read that book honolulu homicide...great read btw...and to me it seems the HPD focused on the wrong suspect and it was too long before they actually got back to the "real" murder scene, the dance studio.

Too bad HPD didn't have a forensics lab or a serial profiler...that person could have immediately analyzed the crime and maybe pointed police in the right direction..as to who to look at and what type of person may have committed the crime.

There is no statute of limitations for murder-- so hopefully one day the killer will be caught and punished.

 
Posted by concerned on May 7, 2006 12:16 AM:

Some people at my place of employment were talking about a father who killed his wife and possibly a child or children in front of another child who lived. That child is about 12 yrs. old now. I'm not sure if it was on Oahu or not. It would have been in the past few years, maybe even as recently as two years ago. Any ideas on the specifics of this case? I met a child who is supposedly the child of this man and witnessed this horrific crime.....and I'm curious what exactly happened. I have very vague bits of info from co-workers. If someone knows the name of the dad who did this, I can search on the net for the story. The child's last name is changed now, from what I understand, as he's been adopted, but not into a good home from what I can see. Sad.

 
Posted by fish on July 14, 2006 11:33 AM:

Does anyone out there, military or civilian, remember a cicilian being murdered at Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station in 1980 or 1981?
I served as a Marine and was staioned there from 1978 to 1981. I remember hearing about a female civilian that had worked on our base and was murdered. I can't remember if it was 1980 or 1981. I did see reward posters around base but cannot remember hearing if the killer(s) were ever caught.

 
Posted by Dartegnan on July 16, 2006 1:34 AM:

CMaThis: Yes, I remember the Schrader Resort fire. I was renting an apartment on the second floor just above the propane tank. It was a scary night.
The fire was reported as an arson,but I don't believe anyone was arrested for it. In the "cottage" that burned lived a guy named Jack (?) Parish. His home was burglarized by one of his friends looking for drug money. I lived there for a year, and short of this incident, this was a good neighborhood.

 
Posted by Sawhim on September 11, 2006 11:30 PM:

I believe it was said that a man in a white van did the serial killings in the mid 80's. He used a specific knot when tieing the victims hands, and the bodies were placed on sand island. I saw someone in a white van try to pick up a woman near Aloha Stadium, and this was after the word was out about the van color.
It terrified her.
"HOT VW" was written in red decals in the van's back right window. Do you know anyone who drove this Dodge or Chevy van? He might be the killer.

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