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Honolulu Medical Examiner positively identifies second set of Hibiscus Drive remains as shooter Jerry Hanel

  • DENNIS ODA / JAN. 23, 2020
                                Investigators work at the Hibiscus Drive crime scene days after the Jan. 19 shootings and fire that left four people dead and gutted the heart of the block. The Medical Examiner’s Office today released the identity of the second set of remains found as the site as suspected shooter Jerry Hanel.

    DENNIS ODA / JAN. 23, 2020

    Investigators work at the Hibiscus Drive crime scene days after the Jan. 19 shootings and fire that left four people dead and gutted the heart of the block. The Medical Examiner’s Office today released the identity of the second set of remains found as the site as suspected shooter Jerry Hanel.

  • COURTESY HPD
                                Jerry Hanel is responsible for shooting and killing two patrol officers, attacking his landlady and destroying by fire seven homes in an exclusive Diamond Head neighborhood on Jan. 19.

    COURTESY HPD

    Jerry Hanel is responsible for shooting and killing two patrol officers, attacking his landlady and destroying by fire seven homes in an exclusive Diamond Head neighborhood on Jan. 19.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office said that it has positively identified the second set of remains found in a Diamond Head house on Hibiscus Drive that burned on Jan. 19 as suspected killer Jerry J. “Jarda” Hanel, 69.

Today’s announcement by the city was expected and was possible after the Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed notification of Hanel’s next of kin, officials said.

Police say Hanel shot and killed two Honolulu police officers, Tiffany Enriquez and Kaulike Kalama, stabbed a neighbor with a garden tool, and beaten his landlord, Lois Cain, 77, whose remains were previously identified.

Hanel was presumed dead inside the burned home, one of five houses in the area that was destroyed in the ensuing conflagration.

Two neighbors witnessed Hanel beating Cain that morning.


Click here for our full coverage of the Hibiscus Drive shootings.


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