Police appeal for help
to find pet pigs' killers
Kiko and Ehu were pet pigs raised from birth by Stephen Jones' daughters at their farmland next to 202 Hamakua Drive in Kailua.
That was until 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19, when witnesses said they saw two men sneak onto the farm and slaughter the pigs, dragging the carcasses across the pasture, over Hamakua bridge and into their truck, which was parked in the Firestone parking lot across the street. Jones said by the time he learned what had happened, there was nothing left of his family's pets except for their blood.
"Pilau ... that's a good word because that's the lowest you can probably go," Jones said. "My daughters raised those pigs from when they were babies ... I had a real tough time explaining why someone would do that."
Police are asking for the public's help in investigating the slaughter and theft of the animals, both of them at the time were 9 months old and weighing 90 pounds each. The case is being investigated as a second-degree theft, which carries a maximum prison sentence of up to 10 years.
"It was very calculating the way they did it," said police burglary/theft Lt. John McCarthy. "And kind of cowardly. These were tame animals."
The suspects were described only as in their 20s. The suspect vehicle was described as an early '90s model type black Ford F150 pickup truck with brown primer.
Anyone who may have seen the suspects or the suspect vehicle that day is asked to call Kailua Detective Roxanne Faulkner at 261-6106, or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cellular phone.
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