Woman Found Dead At Hawaii Home, Boyfriend Arrested Hours Later When He Returned To Scene Of The Crime

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Source: MEGA; Maui Police

Nov. 23 2022, Published 9:01 a.m. ET

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A man is accused of killing his girlfriend and then returning to the scene hours later, according to reports.

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Around 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 19, police in Maui, Hawaii, 911 dispatchers received a call from a man about a murder at his home.

Officers went to the home and found the lifeless body of Amie Kaholooa, 43, according to police. Authorities could not find a suspect.

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Around 6 a.m. on Nov. 20, the man returned to the home and was arrested. The suspect was identified as 59-year-old Mariano Garces.

He was charged with second-degree murder and is being held in jail on $1 million bond.


Garces and Kaholooa were in a relationship, though police did not release a motive in the case.

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According to the Maui News, Kaholooa had filed for a restraining order against the Garces early in the year. She claimed he choked and stepped on her, as well as punched in the face and hit her with a stick.

The victim even reported feeling that Garces would kill her one day.

The order was dismissed weeks after being filed when neither showed up for a court hearing, according to the report.


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