Police await tests on deaths from fall
Police are waiting for toxicology tests and autopsy results before determining what caused a couple to fall to their death from the 32nd floor of a Waikiki condominium building July 6.
"Preliminarily, we're looking at accidental fall for both of them," homicide Lt. Bill Kato said last week. "We think the two of them were fighting and they fell through the window. But we're not positive and we have to wait till the M.E. (Medical Examiner) makes her call."
The jalousie windows of the 32nd floor condominium broke and the two went through, Kato said.
Passersby saw the two bodies fall from the Aloha Lani Condos at 2211 Ala Wai Blvd., police said. Neighbors heard the two arguing loudly before their death, police said.
The Medical Examiner's Office identified the woman as 33-year-old Mi Heoi Sung, whom police said lived in the building.
The man was identified as Ii Kyeu Kim, 34. (Initially, the Medical Examiner's Office had given his age as 55.) Police said the man may have lived at the condominium, was likely her boyfriend, and was a recent arrival to Hawaii.
Sung and Kim had lived together for about four or five months, according to Sung's coworker, who added that Sung had no family in Hawaii.
The cause of death for both Kim and Sung was multiple internal injuries due to a fall from a height, the Medical Examiner's Office has said. However, the manner of death and other significant conditions have been deferred pending investigation by the office.