James Raul Camargo:
He was found dead in a Waikiki hotel
Parents seek clues to son's death
Police are searching for a man last seen with James Camargo, who died last year
The Peruvian parents of a Waikiki man who was found dead in his hotel room have traveled to Honolulu seeking answers to questions about their son's death.
James Raul Camargo, a naturalized U.S. citizen and former U.S. Navy sailor, was found dead at about noon April 29, 2006, at the Island Colony Hotel, 445 Seaside Ave., police said.
Police made a plea to the public yesterday asking for help in finding a Spanish-speaking man who was last seen with Camargo.
Camargo's roommate told police the Spanish-speaking man, who was caught on a video surveillance camera in the hotel elevator, returned to their hotel room with Camargo.
The roommate left at about 6:30 that morning, and when he returned he found Camargo dead, police said.
The Medical Examiner's Office has not yet determined whether the death is a homicide, accidental or otherwise.
The primary cause of Camargo's death was alcohol concussion syndrome. But secondary causes were blunt trauma to the head and acute alcohol intoxication.
Homicide detectives are investigating the case, which remains classified as an unattended death.
Witnesses told police Camargo frequented Waikiki nightclubs, including Hula's Bar and Lei Stand, the Dawg House and Fusion.
The Island Colony Hotel was his primary place of residence, although he often traveled.
Camargo's parents were proud of the fact that their son had become a U.S. citizen and served in the U.S. Navy and had been stationed in Hawaii, among other places, police said. After his Navy career a few years ago, he left Hawaii but returned.
The man who was last seen with Camargo is described as having blue eyes, short black wavy hair, standing 5 feet 11 inches tall, with a tan complexion, and was wearing a blue blazer and black pants.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cell phone.