HONOLULU (KHNL) - Police are asking for the public's help in finding the adult who, they say, provided a large amount of alcohol to a teenaged girl last month. The child later died from alcohol poisoning.
Investigators on Tuesday released a photo of the man who, they say, hosted the drinking party that resulted in Makamae Ah Mook Sang's death.
Jason and Tracy Ah Mook Sang's emotions are still raw, nearly three weeks after their 15-year-old daughter's unexpected death.
"I'm just really lost at words for this," Tracy Ah Mook Sang, mother, said. "I can not even begin to share what's in my heart."
An autopsy determined Makamae Ah Mook Sang died from acute alcohol intoxication. The popular hula dancer and canoe paddler's blood-alcohol level was 0.433. To put that in perspective, that's more than five times the legal limit for driving.
"Even if your child may be a good child, it's the things around them that will hurt them," Tracy Ah Mook Sang said.
Police are now looking for Michael Clark, 24. He's accused of hosting drinking games at his parents' home on Kahena Street in Hawaii Kai and providing alcohol to at least five people under the age of 21, including Makamae.
"Talking to everyone there, the participants at the party and the owners of the home, this is what the detectives have come up with," Sgt. Kim Buffett, Crimestoppers, said.
"I'm Minna Sugimoto with KHNL. Is Michael Clark your son?" this reporter asked a woman at the home.
"I don't want to answer any questions without the presence of an attorney," she replied.
"Do you have any words for their family?" this reporter asked.
"Pardon me. At this time, I just don't," she replied.
Investigators say the suspect and his family have been uncooperative.
Clark is about 6'8" tall and weighs about 230 lbs. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.
The Ah Mook Sangs say getting answers from him will help in their healing.
"It's very important," Tracy Ah Mook Sang said. "We can only rely on the public at this point."
For now, the suspect faces five counts of promoting intoxicating liquor to a minor, which is a misdemeanor.