‘Buried Evidence': Special report unearths new evidence in death that gripped Oahu

Tonight on Hawaii News Now: Buried Evidence: The Lisa Au Case

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Thirty-seven years ago, a 19-year-old Kailua hairdresser was found dead on Tantalus.

Those old enough to remember the murder case of Lisa Au might also recall the fear that spread through the community following her death ― when a policeman was suspected of killing her.

Law enforcement pursued that theory for years, overlooking other evidence.

But now some of that evidence – much of which has never been made public – is coming out thanks to the former head of homicide at the time. And it underscores mistakes made in the investigation ― mistakes that some experts say likely foiled any chance for justice in the cold case.

On Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on KGMB, Hawaii News Now will air a special report ― “Buried Evidence” ― that examines the botched police investigation into Au’s disappearance and death.

The full report will also be available on HNN’s website and Roku and Amazon Fire apps.

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