Family of five found dead at home in murder-suicide

HONOLULU, HI – A disturbing case of what appears to be a murder-suicide of a family, including three children, is currently being investigated by Honolulu police. The incident took place in a home in Manoa.

Officers first responded to a call from an anonymous individual early Sunday morning and arrived at the residence at about 8:30 a.m., according to Lt. Deena Thoemmes. However, no one answered the door, and without cause to enter the house, the police left. A news conference held on Sunday afternoon shed light on these initial events.

Subsequently, at 9:15 a.m., law enforcement returned to the scene after receiving another call and managed to establish contact with a caller. Once inside the house, authorities found a horrific sight: four individuals, believed to be a mother and her three children, aged 10, 12, and 17, fatally wounded by stab injuries. The husband was also discovered dead at the scene.

Preliminary investigation suggests that the husband was responsible for the fatal stabbings. His own cause of death, however, remains under investigation.

The exact ages of the adults involved were not instantly available. However, the medical examiner’s office will be releasing their official identifications soon. Thoemmes also revealed that there had been no previous domestic calls recorded from the residence, and the motive for such a gruesome act remains unknown.

Early Sunday morning, witnesses reported hearing an argument from the residence. Still, details remain sparse.

This heartbreaking incident is regarded as the state’s most horrific mass murder since the Xerox murders on November 2, 1999, when Bryan Koji Uyesugi killed seven co-workers, including his supervisor. This was revealed by Police Chief Joe Logan. He also expressed concern about the traumatic impact the shocking incident will have on the officers involved, stating it’s one they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.