Maui family asks for help in solving 15-year murder caseUPDATED 7:09 PM HST Jun 22, 2013Video Transcript
murdered on Maui in 1997. His children and police are trying to solve the mystery that STILL surrounds his death. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa has this cold case report. 15 years has passed since Rhianna Ramos' father died. She hopes...that's enough time... for people to finally come forward with information on his murder. 131 I'M PLANNING ON GETTING MARRIED AND YOU USUALLY HAVE YOUR DAD THERE JUST GROWING UP IT WAS REALLY HARD BECAUSE I HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS THAT ARE REALLY CLOSE TO THEIR FATHER'S AND I DON'T HAVE MY FATHER. ALL I HAVE IS MY MEMORIES 144 Memories that aren't all happy. Before he was killed... Raymond Ramos was convicted for distributing and possessing drugs. He served about 4 years of the prison term. During that time Ramos was put in Child Protective Services. When her father was released she was happy to get him back, but less than a year later he was found SHOT in a rental car off Nakalele Point. 438 I LOOKED A THE DETECTIVE AND I ASKED HIM WHO DID THIS TO OUR DAD OUR DAD IS OUR BACK BONE WHO DID THIS AND THEY COULDN'T ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS TO US 449 And that question still hasn't been answered. She says Maui police told her Ramos took a large sum of cash to buy drugs from a dealer. They said he was set up...since he was left dead and the money was GONE. 610 WHAT MY DAD DID WAS WRONG WE AREN'T NOT SAYING THAT DEALING DRUGS IS OK IT'S NOT OK BUT THE WAY THAT HE DIED IT WAS WRONG YOU DON'T GET TREATED LIKE THAT BECAUSE YOU DEAL DRUGS. 620 526 THE COMMUNITY KNOWS WHO DID IT MAUI IS SUCH A SMALL ISLAND BUT ON TOP OF IT IT WAS SOMEONE HE KNEW SOMEONE HE TRUSTS TO GO ALL THE WAY OUT THERE MY DAD DON'T JUST JUMP IN THE CAR WITH ANYBODY 541 Stand up: 4627 FAMILY MEMBERS ARE HEADED TO MAUI THIS WEEK TO HOLD A REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY AND TO SPEAK TO INVESTIGATORS ON THE ISLAND. NANA OHKAWA KITV4 NEWS. 4635 If you have any information-- you're asked to call the Maui Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division.