According to Honolulu police, a missing woman from Hawaii was discovered dead in a bathtub after being hogtied and strangled. Her alleged killer was discovered at a hotel with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police discovered the body of Johnalynn Ilae, 36, in an apartment in the Waikele district of Honolulu three days after she had not been seen since Jan. 25.
Her disappearance was associated with the case of Frank Camaro, another missing person who was discovered dead from a gunshot wound to the head on January 26 in the Ala Moana Hotel, a short distance from the apartment where Ilae was found.
Ilae’s wrists were zip-tied, according to Honolulu Police Lt. Deena Thoemmes, and an autopsy confirmed that she died from strangulation. Her death was classified as a homicide.
Ilae and Camaro had previously met at a beach, and when they returned to the Waikele flat, there had been a struggle. “Camaro was able to overcome Johnalynn,” Thoemmes claimed during a press conference.
Thoemmes said that the fight was caused by “family problems,” but he didn’t go into more detail.
According to Honolulu police, if Camaro had been discovered alive, he would have been prosecuted with second-degree murder.
According to Thoemmes, after law authorities located Camaro and Ilae using their digital devices, an investigation followed that helped fit the puzzle together.
She said that nobody from the hotel had heard a gunshot.
Her 2013 Nissan Altima’s whereabouts had been discovered the day before.
On January 28, Honolulu police released a statement thanking the public for assistance in locating Ilae.
In a statement, the Honolulu Police Department and CrimeStoppers thanked the public for helping them find Johnalynn Ilae.