Hawaii tourist stabbed to death, police arrest suspect in connection to case


Jun. 3 2021, Published 4:08 p.m. ET

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Honolulu police arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the deadly stabbing of a tourist in Waikiki on Tuesday morning.

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Oscar K. Cardona was arrested near the scene of the stabbings in the popular Hawaiian spot. The stabbing happened around 6 p.m. on June 1 on suspicions of second-degree murder, according to the Honolulu Star Advisor.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Elian Delacerda, 19, from California.

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His cause of death was a stab wound to the chest, and it was classified as a homicide, according to the Honolulu Star Advisor. Emergency Medical Services pronounced Delacerda dead at the scene.

Police say Delacerda and his 23-year-old friend were visiting Hawaii from California. They were confronted by a group of individuals and a fight started. During the scuffle, Delacerda was stabbed.

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Police said an 18-year-old man and an unknown woman hit the stabbing victim’s friend with a skateboard and assaulted him, according to the Honolulu Star Advisor.

He had a bruise to the head and a minor cut to his hand. That man was treated at the hospital and released.

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Police have made no arrests in the alleged assault of the friend, and investigators said there may be more suspects involved in the fight.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (808) 955-8300. The public may now send anonymous web tips to or via the P3 Tips app.


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