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Friday, July 7, 2000

carpet analyzed in
missing man case

A club bouncer is arrested
in the alleged kidnapping
of the man's girlfriend

By Jaymes K. Song
and Harold Morse


Police arrested a nightclub bouncer but are still trying to solve the mysterious disappearance of a North Shore man.

The girlfriend of Carlos V. Carrillo said she last saw him at the Evolution Waikiki nightclub at 478 Ena Road Tuesday morning when the club closed.

She said she was told to wait outside, then was driven to the Pearlridge area against her will, allegedly by the bouncer, police said. She called 911 when she was released more than two hours later and reported Carrillo missing.

Carlos V. Carillo, missing after nightclub altercation.

The nightclub bouncer, a 30-year-old Nanakuli man, was arrested after being questioned by police yesterday. He was arrested for allegedly kidnapping Carrillo's girlfriend, but not for Carrillo's disappearance, said Lt. William Kato, head of the homicide and missing persons detail.

Carrillo, who has been living on the North Shore with his girlfriend, is a native of San Diego. He is believed to be a self-employed salesman, said missing persons Officer Joseph Self.

The bouncer told police he dropped Carrillo off at Honolulu Airport for a plane headed to Las Vegas. Detectives checked all flights to the mainland and didn't find Carrillo booked on any flight.

Police are still investigating whether Carrillo went to the mainland under a false name. However, he has not contacted his family in San Diego or any of his friends. "It's a real mystery," Kato said. Police believe Carrillo was attacked by a group of men after he was accused of trying to pick up an unidentified bouncer's girlfriend.

A piece of blood-stained carpet found in a Dumpster is being analyzed.

Investigators would not say whether the carpet came from the club.

"We've been talking to several people we brought in," Self said. "We're not giving any names at this point. ...

"We had cooperation and we're talking to people from the club."

Police describe Carrillo as 5 feet 10, 180 pounds with a medium build, fair complexion, brown eyes and black hair.

He was wearing a white undershirt, black slacks and white Puma shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the missing persons detail, 529-3115, or CrimeStoppers, 955-8300.

"We're asking for the public's help if they know anything involving Mr. Carrillo to call us, to call CrimeStoppers -- any information will be helpful," Self said.

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