Police identify woman found dead, rolled in carpetUPDATED 9:03 PM HST Jul 24, 2013Video Transcript
tonight- A woman found dead, tied up and rolled up in a carpet on Punahou Street. Now friends are speaking out. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa joins us live with the latest developments. Friends tell us the woman found dead is Mary Beth San Juan... She was a real estate broker, and an aspiring actress... 707 ONE THING FOR CERTAIN IS WE ARE ALL MOURNING AND WE WANT THEM TO FIND WHO DID THIS TO HER 71 Friends of Mary Beth San Juan are grapping with shock, sadness, and outrage tonight. The woman they knew as a real estate broker for Happy Hawaii Homes ... An aspiring actress, is the woman they now mourn. They tell us Mary Beth is the woman found bound and gagged and rolled up in a carpet in this driveway off Punahou street. She lives here and works here... tape phone 05 SHE HAD JUST CELEBRATED HER BIRTHDAY JUST BOUGHT HERSELF A MERCEDES SHE JUST LOST 15 TO 20 POUNDS I MEAN SHE WAS LOOKING FABULOUS AND FEELING FABULOUS AND SHE SAID SHE HAD A NEW LEASE ON LIFE I'M READY TO LIVE I'M EXCITED EVEN MORE SO I MONTHS TIME I DON'T 25 Others friends sensed something was wrong. Just this past Saturday... People in her acting class say she was out of sorts.. Puna Choo 801 THEY POINT BLANK SAID SHE WAS ACTING NOT QUIET HERSELF IT WAS REALLY WEIRD UNLIKE HER 806 Now police need to figure out how she wound up like this. Just after 7pm last night, the security guard at the Banyan Tree Plaza next door said a man approached her, looking for help. 1:48:38-1:48:50 pauls pkg "HE WAS SHAKING SAYING HIS EX-WIFE LIVES THERE AND HE'S BEEN TRYING TO CALL HER AND HER CAR IS GONE" Police found the brand new 2013 Mercedes today. They would not disclose where they found it. The security guard said the stench was so strong...the body may have been there for days. Mary Beth was with the acting studio for a couple years. They said she missed a lot of classes this past month which was not necessarily unusual. Police have opened a homicide investigation.