Saturday, June 23, 2001

Vet cannot remember
being attacked

By Rod Antone

Honolulu police say retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Winston W. "Bones" Marshall has no recollection of being attacked on June 7 in the Coral Level parking lot of Ala Moana Center.

Police are asking for help in their investigation and want to hear from anyone who saw Marshall or his attacker on the afternoon he was attacked.

HPD Detective Robert Cravalho said yesterday that Marshall is suffering from a "bruising of the brain," which has apparently resulted in memory loss.

"There was a maintenance worker who saw a man kneeling next to the victim, but he was too far away to see what he (the suspect) looked like," said Cravalho. "The worker called for security on his radio, but since the parking lot echoes a lot, the suspect heard the radio call and ran."

Marshall was unconscious and was taken to Queen's Medical Center for treatment. It was later discovered that his wallet was missing.

Cravalho said HPD is reviewing security surveillance videotapes of the area to see if they can identify the suspect.

"Usually we have a suspect description or a composite for people to look at, but because the victim's memory has apparently been affected by his injuries, there are not many leads to follow up on," said Cravalho.

Police said Marshall suffered a laceration to his upper lip, which indicates that he had been struck, and a skull fracture from apparently hitting his head on the concrete when he fell.

Cravalho said a 55-year-old woman was also robbed in the same area on June 1. It is not known whether both incidents are related.

Marshall, a decorated Korean War veteran, is recovering from his injuries at the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific.

On the day of the attack, police said, Marshall was wearing a dark blue baseball cap, blue floral aloha shirt and tan jacket and was carrying an Abercrombie & Fitch shopping bag.

People information are asked to call Cravalho at 529-3873 or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *Crime on a cellular phone.

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