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Abuse reported years before Isabella Kalua’s death

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Lehua Kalua and Isaac K. Kalua III, the adoptive mother and father of Isabella Kalua, were arrested for suspicion of second-degree murder Nov. 10 as part of an FBI and Honolulu police investigation into the girl’s disappearance. Signs and a flag are posted on a fence near the Kalua home in Waimanalo.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Lehua Kalua and Isaac K. Kalua III, the adoptive mother and father of Isabella Kalua, were arrested for suspicion of second-degree murder Nov. 10 as part of an FBI and Honolulu police investigation into the girl’s disappearance. Signs and a flag are posted on a fence near the Kalua home in Waimanalo.

  • COURTESY HPD
                                Lehua Kalua, left, Isaac Kalua

    COURTESY HPD

    Lehua Kalua, left, Isaac Kalua

Honolulu police documented allegations of abuse of Isabella “Ariel” Kalua but took no action when Child Welfare Serv­ices received a report in 2019 that the girl was being beaten and starved by her foster parents — more than two years before she is believed to have died. Read more

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