March 13, 2024

USA: 46yo Man Kills His 48yo Wife And 3 Children Ages 17, 12, 10 And Then Killed Himself On Sunday Morning In Manoa, Hawaii. But I Feel Like He Borrowed Money From Wrong Person.

UPDATE 3/14/24 at 11:52am: Added video below.
This lady was the family's tenant who lived downstairs for 5 years. She tells KHON2 that they told her they were going to sell the house and that she was going to need to move out too. She said they told her they never wanted to sell the home, but they had to sell because his business during covid took a big loss. This additional information confirms my feeling that the family was murdered by hitmen coming to collect a loan shark debt. (emphasis mine)
KHON2 News published March 13, 2024: Manoa family friends in disbelief over gruesome crime. It is a murder-suicide case that many in the community still find surreal, a father is accused of murdering his three children and wife and then turning the knife on himself.

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Hawaii News Now pubilshed March 11, 2024: Murdered family identified as heartbroken community tries to make sense of horrific crime. The community is desperately searching for answers on what drove a Hawaii chiropractor to murder his entire family before killing himself.
Island News pubilshed March 11, 2024: Employees describe Manoa murder-suicide suspect as 'family man' who fell into depression. Employees of the man who police say stabbed his wife and three children over the weekend are horrified by the killing. Our Kristen Consillio reports on why they say Paris Oda was in a downward spiral.
Hawaii News Now published March 12, 2024: Man who fatally stabbed wife, children had no history of violence. The man who police say killed his family in Manoa had no history of violence, but has had money troubles in his past, HNN Investigates has found.
Hawaii News Now published March 12, 2024: 'They may never release a motive': Questions mount over cause of Manoa homicide. The community is desperately searching for answers on what drove a Hawaii chiropractor to murder his entire family before killing himself.
This lazy attitude right here is what killers hope would happen. The reason why I believe there may be foul play involved is the timing of police arrival both times. A neighbor called the police about screaming and shouting next door. The police showed up to this home at 8:30am but no one answered the door after a disturbance call. The police are very tight lipped about any details. Were they all together? How did the husband die knife or gun or beaten to death? When the police arrived the first time, they say they did not have enough information to enter the home. So they left. THEN the neighbor called the police AGAIN because the screaming and shouting persisted at this home. The officers returned to this home at 9:15am. This time entering the home only to find the family of 5 dead from knife wound.

I'm just saying this doesn't add up and the family should want to find out if they were killed by hitman because he couldn't pay back a debt from a loan shark. Don't you want justice for this family if this were true. Sure an enraged man could have quickly killed 4 people fast. Then himself. But I feel there may have been another person(s) involved. He had massive debt problems. The covid lockdowns and shutdowns amplified his financial distress. How did the government expect small businesses to pay for their overhead expenses with no income coming in? The screaming and shouting was so unusually loud. They could have been begging the killer(s) for their lives.

Police need to review neighbors security cameras and review his phone records. That's if this mob boss doesn't pay them off. Police are so quick to make this an open and shut case of murder-suicide and shame anyone who questions their final verdict. Who was he talking to leading up to this day that could be suspicious. How about their financial records. Did he receive a large sum of money into a bank account recently? Loan sharks don't mess around. (emphasis mine)

According to Investopedia, "A loan shark is a person who—or an entity that—loans money at extremely high interest rates and often uses threats of violence to collect debts. The interest rates are generally well above an established legal rate, and often loan sharks are members of organized crime groups. Loan sharks do not require background checks or credit reports. They will lend large sums of money with the intention of gaining high levels of interest in a short time. Loans from loan sharks charge interest rates far above any regulated rate. For example, a loan shark might lend $10,000 to a person with the provision that $20,000 be repaid within 30 days. These lenders may also call on the debt to be repaid at any time, using violence as a means of forcing repayment."
Fox10 News, Phoenix, AZ local
written by Chris Williams
Tuesday March 12, 2024

HONOLULU - A family in Hawaii was killed, including three children, in what authorities are calling an apparent murder-suicide.

Honolulu police said officers 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 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 was also found dead.

It's believed the husband fatally stabbed his wife and children, Thoemmes said. The husband's cause of death is under investigation, and it has not been revealed if he stabbed himself.

The ages of the adults were not immediately known. The medical examiner's office will release the identification 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."

New York Post
written by Yaron Steinbuch
Monday March 11, 2024

A Honolulu chiropractor fatally stabbed his wife and three children before taking his own life in Hawaii’s second-deadliest mass killing, according to reports and police.

Cops responding to a 911 call about an argument at the house in the city’s Manoa neighborhood early Sunday initially left when no one answered the door, Lieutenant Deena Thoemmes of the murder squad told a press conference.

Officers returned about 30 minutes later after getting a second call — and this time gained entry, finding the five bodies, including a 12-year-old boy and two girls, ages 10 and 17, according to the Star Advertiser

“Based on the evidence found at the scene and the investigation thus far, it appears that the adult male killed the female and the juveniles with the knife that was recovered at the scene,” Thoemmes said.

“The motive is still under investigation,” she said.

Although officials did not identify those involved, neighbors told KITV the killer dad was Paris Oda, a 46-year-old chiropractor who lived in an upstairs apartment with his stay-at-home wife, Naoko Oda, 48, who was slain alongside their kids.

One neighbor, Hiro Izumo, told the outlet that he had not noticed anything amiss with the family.

“They’re like the typical, really festive family, they dress up the house for the holidays and it’s normal,” one neighbor, Hiro Izumo, told the outlet.

Another neighbor, Aime Wakai, said: “It’s concerning,

“Neighbors are kind of scared,” said another local, Aime Wakai. “Usually we don’t have a lot of crime around here its real quiet, so everyone wants to be safe and make sure everyone is okay, but it’s just something that doesn’t happen here.”

There was no history of domestic calls at the home and police did not have a motive for the killings, the murder squad lieutenant said, but witnesses told police there had been an argument there early Sunday.

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

He said he went to the scene to provide moral support to his shaken officers but did not enter the home.

“I feel for those officers and what they will see and really understand within their mental faculties for the rest of their lives,” he said.

“This will have an impact on them as it would any officer for the rest of their life,” the chief added.

Mayor Rick Blangiardi said in a statement that he was “heartbroken by the tragic incident … claiming the lives of an entire family, ” Hawaii News Now reported.

“This inexplicable tragedy has deeply shaken our community,” he said. “Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends grappling with this profound loss.”

Manoa Elementary School told parents in a letter that a crisis intervention team will be on campus to provide comfort to students and staff.

The private college prep Iolani School said it would have gatherings for students, faculty and staff on Monday, as well as counseling throughout the week.

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