Woman found beaten in her home
A mysterious attack leaves neighbors in Ewa Beach shaken up and wary of crime
Malcolm Ramirez heard a noise coming from his next-door neighbors' townhouse in Ewa Beach, but he did not think anything bad had happened.
"At 3:30 I heard a loud thumping noise on the bedroom wall separating their master bath," said the 35-year-old Ramirez. "It sounded like somebody fell down, so I just went back to sleep."
The neighbor, a 36-year-old Ewa Beach woman, was found with critical head injuries in her Spinnaker Place townhouse.
The woman remained in critical condition last night after her husband reported to police he arrived home and found her shortly before 4 a.m. yesterday with severe head injuries.
Emergency Services Department spokesman Bryan Cheplic said she was taken to a trauma center in critical condition.
Police have no suspects in the case, classified as an attempted murder, and said the woman's 35-year-old husband is not a suspect and has been cooperative with police - voluntarily going to the police station and answering questions.
Police Maj. Alan Bluemke said because of the ongoing investigation he could not reveal many details, including how the woman was injured, but did say that a possible weapon was recovered at the house, located at 91-2006 Kaioli St.
Ramirez said he heard no voices yesterday morning, but that the next-door neighbors had been fighting Monday.
"She was coming out of her garage, and she was yelling back at him and she sped off in her car," Ramirez said.
But Ramirez said the husband, who is in the Army, "is a nice guy, a really humble guy" with whom he talks whenever he sees him outside.
The family's 3-year-old townhouse is up for sale, and the family was planning to move to Texas, which is the husband's next duty station, Ramirez said.
A police officer was on guard last night at the home, which still has yellow tape around the entrance indicating it is a crime scene.
Police would not say whether anyone else was at home at the time of the incident, but a neighbor confirmed he is caring for the couple's two sons.
"I don't know what happened with their parents," said the neighbor, who declined to comment on what happened and asked not to be identified.
Neighbors are concerned about such a crime occurring in the area. A jogger said she would be more cautious as she ran through the neighborhood last night.
Shane Neal, 39, said, "I hate to hear something like that happen in the neighborhood."
He said it is quiet and that he has not ever seen police come out for any disturbances or heard any loud arguments.