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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, December 28, 2002

Kahealani's bracelets sought

By Rod Ohira
Advertiser Staff Writer

Police have stepped up the hunt for murder victim Kahealani Indreginal's six gold bracelets.

Retiring Criminal Investigation Division commander, Maj. Darryl Perry, confirmed that homicide investigators are checking on anonymous tips about the jewelry.

The follow-up may involve search warrants, but Perry would not confirm a source report that police recently obtained a court order to search a residence for the jewelry.

"I believe there are witnesses with knowledge out there that, for whatever reason, may be apprehensive about coming forward with information," said Perry, whose last day of work at HPD will be Monday.

Christopher Clayburn Aki has been charged in the case and has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge.

Kahealani, 11, was found murdered on Dec. 13, three days after she was last seen near her home in a Makalapa housing complex.

"In the post-killing investigation, we haven't ruled out anything," Perry said.

"We're looking at every possible scenario," Perry said, and finding the jewelry would "tie up loose ends."