Cause of woman’s death eludes investigators
What ever happened to the case involving Jamie Pablico-Davis, whose body was found partially buried in a shallow grave at the Waialee Livestock Research Farm last December?
Answer: Police are continuing to investigate and say part of the problem in solving the case is that the cause of the 20-year-old's death is undetermined.
Homicide Lt. Bill Kato said the body was so decomposed that the Medical Examiner's Office could not determine the cause of death. She had no obvious injuries, but police are not ruling out homicide by strangulation or suffocation.
It has been a year since Hisae Davis of Palama last saw her daughter alive, and Christmas is especially hard. "Actually, every day is hard, not knowing what happened to her," she said. "Sometimes I sit outside on my porch hoping she would come home, but I know that isn't going to happen."
Pablico-Davis left behind a baby girl, Emary, now 2.
"I really want to know what happened to my daughter so when my granddaughter gets older I could tell her what happened," Davis said. "I really didn't get to tell my daughter goodbye."
Pablico-Davis lived part time on a boat at Keehi Boat Harbor but occasionally stayed with her mother on Pua Lane.
She had argued with her boyfriend the last time he and other friends saw her. Police said she left Keehi Boat Harbor and was last reported seen headed toward Sand Island Road. Her family reported her missing Dec. 10, 2004. Kato said the boyfriend and other friends passed polygraph tests.
Davis last saw her daughter Dec. 3, 2004, when they had argued about Pablico-Davis being late in calling a drug treatment program where she was seeking help for crystal methamphetamine addiction.
"I tried to convince her that everybody needs a real mom," Davis said. In the end she hugged and kissed her daughter, and they planned on going Christmas shopping the next day. But Pablico-Davis never called.
Pablico-Davis weighed 70 pounds and was 4 feet 11 inches tall. She was talkative and "laughed a lot since she was little," Davis said. "My granddaughter's like her, too -- very talkative and asking a lot of questions."
At the time of her disappearance, neighbors and acquaintances said Pablico-Davis appeared pregnant, but the Medical Examiner's Office found she was not pregnant.
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