Police find body in dumpsterUPDATED 7:10 PM HST Oct 28, 2013Video Transcript
It's just after 6:30 and it's time to get you caught up on the big local stories of the day... A body in a dumpster triggered a big police presence and a lot of concern in Waikiki this morning. Right now... The death and the circumstances are still mysterious... Here's KITV-4's Andrew Pereira with the investigation that has some neighbors shaken up... Lots of windows overlook this dumpster, but so far police won't say if any witnesses have come forward. The question many nearby residents are asking, is it murder? PAULINE BUCKLEY: "MY SON TOLD ME ABOUT THAT AND I PUT MY HAND TO MY MOUTH, 'OH NO.'" Residents say police converged on this public parking lot near Ena Road and Hobron Lane just before 7 a.m. The resident manager of the Hawaiian Colony, a 3-story hostel next to the parking lot, found the woman's body and called police. A Hawaiian Colony resident says she threw out her trash at about 5:30 a.m., but didn't see much out of the ordinary. REGINA ACASIA: "I ONLY NOTICED THERE WAS AN EMPTY, LIKE A, LIKE THAT BIG EMPTY, ABOUT THAT LONG. AND I WAS LIKE, 'WHAT IS THAT EMPTY LIKE THAT?" After dusting for finger prints and collecting possible evidence, investigators had the body removed at 1:30 p.m. Police classified the case as an unattended death pending autopsy results. However, a woman walking on Ena Road this morning at 6:30 witnessed what she described as a shouting match between a man and a woman. PAULINE BUCKLEY: "I HEARD MALE VOICE. HE WASN'T VISUALLY OUT IN THE STREET, BUT SHE WAS. SHE WAS OUT THERE PICKING THINGS UP IN THE STREET." ANDREW PEREIRA: "RESIDENTS WHO LIVE IN THIS AREA SAY THERE'S A LOT OF LOITERING THAT GOES ON ALONG THIS WALL AND THEY HAVE SEEN INSTANCES OF PROSTITUTION AND DRUG DEALING." REGINA ACASIA: "I REALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS PLACE, BUT IT'S REALLY MAKING ME SCARED A LOT." So far, police won't say if they're looking for a suspect in the woman's death. Andrew Pereira, KITV4 News.