HI HI -The Honolulu Strangler (1985-86)*UNSOLVED*

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  1. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    "Following the discovery of Pesce’s body police arrested the informant on May 9 as the primary suspect. The suspect’s ex-wife and girlfriend described him as a smooth talker. They also provided a potentially incriminating fetish clue, as both recalled engaging in bondage activity, allowing him to tie them up and have sex with their hands bound behind their back. His girlfriend related that on nights after they had fought, he would leave the house, and that these were the same nights as the murders. The suspect lived in Ewa Beach and worked as a mechanic at one of the air freight along Lagoon Drive. Between 8:00p.m. and 3:00a.m. the suspect was interrogated, failed a polygraph test and eventually released.
    In 2005 the suspect died in California or Tennessee."
    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honolulu_Strangler"]Honolulu Strangler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
    http://www.crimezzz.net/serialkillers/H/HONOLULU_strangler.php
     
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  3. kalekona

    kalekona Well-Known Member

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    I lived in Hawaii during that time- It was a dark time in Paradise.

    There was also a severed Head found in the trash shoot of one of the Downtown Apt buildings around that same time- don't think I ever heard anything about the out come of that.
     
  4. Lera213

    Lera213 New Member

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    I lived there from April 85 to April 88 and I never heard of this one. I did hear of one they thought was maybe a cop in California at the time but never this one. I lived up at Wheeler AFB
     
  5. kalekona

    kalekona Well-Known Member

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    I was there from March of 82' until 86 Lived at Moanalua Terrace, I wish I could remember more about that case-I remember the discovery just not the details or resolution.
     
  6. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    I don't think there has been a resolution.
     
  7. Lera213

    Lera213 New Member

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    They should at least release the suspects name that died. Heck we might be able to connect some dots if he is guilty. I sure hope also that Tenn police were aware of him!
     
  8. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    While researching information about this forum, I've noticed that it's commonplace to list suspects for SK cases that are unsolved. Because this person who was interviewed was not ever named, perhaps LE ruled him out completely.

    There is a marine base over there, right? I wonder if the perp was not a local and later hit closer to home. It would be interesting to compare "cooling off periods" of other cases and see if it fits for this time frame in Hawaii.
     
  9. JusticeWillBeServed

    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    Murder victim’s brother says revisiting cold case could finally lead to closure

    http://khon2.com/2016/11/15/murder-victims-brother-says-revisiting-cold-case-could-finally-lead-to-closure/

     
  10. snowleopard

    snowleopard Active Member

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    The show 'Breaking Homicide' on ID is going to run a 2 part special on the Honolulu Strangler 10-11pm and 11pm-12m this Sunday, and again 1-2am and 2-3am.
     
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    neverletgo Well-Known Member

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    :bump:

    Did anyone watch the 'Breaking Homicide' episodes?
     
  12. dub

    dub Active Member

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    I saw like 45min of one of the two parts, not sure which bc I didn't know it was a 2-part deal.

    It was good, they made a pretty compelling case for one particular suspect (I'm not sure if it was the guy who died in Tennessee or California or wherever, maybe they specified but I missed it).

    I'd heard of the Honolulu strangler before that but didn't know much about it.

    Details are patchy, when I watched it I'd just gotten home from a weekend trip and was god awfully hung over, but it was definitely worth watching.
     
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    I watched the entire episode today. His name is Howard Gay. It's very interesting. One thing the coroner noticed is 1-2 sperm on each victim which indicates he had a vasectomy and his ex wife confirmed that. LE wondered why he stopped killing women and SK's usually take a break or stop for a specific reason. Well his adult son was killed changing his tire on the side of the road and Howard went back to CA and became a born again Christian so they believe that event is why he stopped etc. He basically told on himself for the one murder and I think he was being cocky about it. He was arrested but due to lack of evidence they didn't charge him. The prosecutor said he wished he could have put him in prison. Howard Gay is dead now. I don't think they said how tho.
     
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    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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    The link Legally Bland posted was pulled for copyright, but you can pay here if you want.
     

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