The Hawaiian Humane Society released two dogs today to their owners after the dogs allegedly mauled a homeless man to death in Kalihi.
Suzy Tam, Humane Society spokeswoman, said police authorized the Humane Society to release the dogs as long as the owners could safely contain the dogs at home.
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 52-year-old Crisencio Aliado and said he was homeless. Aliado died on July 29 of multiple dog bite wounds, the office said. His manner of death was pending further investigation.
The manner of his death can determine whether police open a criminal investigation.
For now, police have opened an unattended death case, a police spokeswoman said.
Tam said police asked the Humane Society to secure the dogs on July 30, and staff performed standard health checks on the animals. She could not release further information on the dogs.