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Discovery of Maui woman's jawbone led to charges

By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher & Oskar Garcia

Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 04:01 p.m. HST, Jul 16, 2014


WAILUKU  >> The discovery of a missing pregnant Maui woman's jawbone helped authorities file a murder charge against her ex-boyfriend, a person familiar with the investigation told the Associated Press. 

The person, who is not authorized to speak publicly, told the AP Wednesday that the discovery of Carly Scott's jawbone was a key turning point in the case.

The person said when maggot-infested clothes belonging to Scott were found, it became clear she was dead. 

The person declined to reveal exactly how authorities linked the jawbone to Steven Capobianco, Scott's former boyfriend and father of her child.

Authorities identified Scott through dental records. 

Capobianco has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and arson. He's accused of killing Scott in February and burning her sport utility vehicle in an attempt to cover up the crime. 







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HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Steven has not been positively linked to the murder, except the grand jury may know more that's being revealed to the media, the "aha" point. Something like maybe Carla's blood on Steven's clothing. This will be a difficult case to prove though because Steven and Carla were linked romantically and also with child.

This is all OJ's fault, for making us watch his trial of the century and the subsequent Forensic Files on Court TV (now TruTV). I can't watch anymore Forensic Files, because I know all the story lines, plots and endings, including the very first usage of DNA to solve a case, in the mid 1980s in England. I love that sultry voice of Peter Thomas narrating Forensic Files, who also narrated Nova on PBS. We will miss a great person when Peter Thomas passes, who is now in his later 80s. Peter's been married to the same woman since the early 1920s.


on July 16,2014 | 03:09PM
Kaimiloa wrote:
What color is the sky in your world?
on July 16,2014 | 04:09PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Blue, White, Black, Orange, Red or Yellow depending on where I'm looking and the time of the day. If I'm looking toward and not directly at the sun, I may see yellow, white and/or red. Short answer though is Blue as in Buffanblu.
on July 16,2014 | 04:50PM
palolo2001 wrote:
Why does it take 5 months to tell the public Scott was murdered.
on July 16,2014 | 03:15PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Making sure of the evidence, because Steven isn't telling. He won't tell even if he's convicted. Same with Deedy I suppose.
on July 16,2014 | 03:22PM
gobows wrote:
No sense in exposing all the crime information to the public and the victims killer.
on July 16,2014 | 03:37PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Some of it was released through coercion via a powerful entity called The AP.
on July 16,2014 | 04:51PM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
Sometimes law enforcement wants to keep details of their investigation secret while they build the case.
on July 16,2014 | 03:41PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Not what Stella Ching did, as she exposed herself to the media and the public, and we saw the reaction of the public, instead of going to an injury attorney to see what her options were.
on July 16,2014 | 04:04PM
gobows wrote:
maggot infested clothes?....Shock Journalism?
on July 16,2014 | 03:50PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Typical, it's happened before, many a time in Forensic Files, which is non-fiction show. The maggots can be used to determine time of death, as maggots have a definite life cycle.

Prosecution would create a timeline and interview Steven for his whereabouts for the approximate time death, if he talks, which chance is nil to zero. Who knows if this case may become another OJ like case, except Steven would not have the notoriety to hire Johnnie Cochran, who is not with us anyway.


on July 16,2014 | 04:18PM
Masami wrote:
The earlier story where the guy got indicted several remarks about "no body" and the difficulties in convicting someone because of that came up. As this story mentions Carly's jawbone, IS THERE A BODY?
on July 16,2014 | 03:59PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
I believe the jawbone which has her teeth, is connected to the skull, which is connected to her spine and so forth.
on July 16,2014 | 04:53PM
Masami wrote:
A knife can cut up one piece into many. And people wonder why the buff and blue come across a certain way.
on July 16,2014 | 06:07PM
sailfish1 wrote:
The jawbone was probably not connected to anything when they found it because the article doesn't mention any other body parts.
on July 16,2014 | 08:10PM
tigerwarrior wrote:
Perhaps they found her entire body, yet the details of the case will be released piecemeal--piece-by-piece, on a need to know basis. Today: jawbone. Tomorrow: ...
on July 16,2014 | 09:59PM
usahwn wrote:
You two reporters are very incomplete and not very professional in reporting story and details. Get another job.
on July 16,2014 | 07:40PM
palolo2001 wrote:
Who is worst, Maui police or SA reporters for information?
on July 16,2014 | 11:15PM
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