5 people found dead in Honolulu home in apparent murder-suicide

Craig T. Kojima / Honolulu Star-Advertiser Via Associated Press

Honolulu police investigate the killings of multiple people at a home in Honolulu’s Manoa neighborhood on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

HONOLULU — Honolulu police said Sunday they were investigating what appears to be the murder-suicide of a family, including three children, at a Manoa home.

Police first arrived at the home at 8:30 a.m., but left after no one answered the door, Lt. Deena Thoemmes said during a news conference on Sunday afternoon. She explained the initial call was from an anonymous person and police had no cause to enter the home.

Officers returned at 9:15 a.m. after receiving another call and were able to speak with a caller. Upon entering the residence, they found four people who had been fatally stabbed and appeared to be a wife and three children aged 10, 12 and 17. The husband also was found dead.

A preliminary investigation showed the husband fatally stabbed his wife and children, Thoemmes said. She added the husband’s cause of death was under investigation when asked whether he stabbed himself.

The ages of the adults was not immediately known. The medical examiner’s office will release the identifications of the deceased.

There was no history of domestic calls to the residence and police did not have a motive for the killings, Thoemmes said.

Witnesses reported there had been an argument in the home early Sunday morning, police said.

The five deaths mark the state’s worst mass killings since the Xerox murders on Nov. 2, 1999, when Bryan Koji Uyesugi fatally shot seven co-workers, including his supervisor, Chief Joe Logan said.

The horrific scene found Sunday will have an impact on the officers, Logan said, “as it would any officer, for the rest of their lives.”

  1. vicky March 12, 2024 8:48 am Reply

    Paris went to Kapa’a school, when I seen the news and saw it was Paris, I was in shock. He was such a kind person. So hard to believe this happened. I wish the family my deepest condolences and prayers.

  2. Lala March 12, 2024 8:25 pm Reply

    Could someone else have done this horific murder??? And left unnoticed? I feel so sorry for this family. Everyone of those family members had potential to succeed and all of them will never get a chance.
    I pray HPD finds the clues and explanations of what really happened that morning.
    My deepest Aloha to their families and friends. God bless all.

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