Stabbing leaves 1 woman dead
A man in his 50s is also critically hurt in what might have been a domestic dispute
Police are investigating a stabbing at a public housing project in Kalihi that left one woman dead and a man listed in critical condition at the Queen's Medical Center.
Police said a 61-year-old woman was found dead in an apartment on the third floor of Building B at Kuhio Park Terrace, 1545 Linapuni St., at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
A witness said the man, described to be in his late 50s, and the woman, believed to be the man's girlfriend, were involved in an argument, according to Sgt. Sam Born of the Kalihi Police Station.
But other neighbors did not hear an argument, said Lt. Bill Kato, of the Honolulu Police Department's Homicide Detail.
Born said security responded and found both victims with serious injuries in the man's apartment.
Dispatchers initially received a defibrillator emergency call, which generally means someone is suffering from a coronary-related problem.
When firefighters from the Honolulu Fire Department and paramedics from the Emergency Medical Services arrived at the scene, they realized the matter was more serious. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kato said they could not determine how many stab wounds the woman suffered.
It is also unknown at this time whether the incident was a domestic dispute or whether a third person was involved. "We don't want to jump to conclusions," he said.
Two large knives, one described as a kitchen knife and the other described as possibly a hunting knife, were recovered from the man's apartment.
Kato said they are continuing their investigation and will look into the 911 call made that night.
Also, detectives have yet to question the man, who remains in critical condition at Queen's with two stab wounds to his chest.
A positive identification on the woman has yet to be made pending notification of next of kin, said the Department of the Medical Examiner.
An autopsy is expected to be performed on the woman today to determine the exact cause of death.