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Police release sketches of men wanted for questioning in cabbie's murder

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Police have opened a murder investigation after a taxi driver, who was found savagely beaten in Waipahu over the weekend, died from his injuries. Police on Monday released sketches of the two men wanted for questioning in the case and asked for the public's help in locating them.

An autopsy on Monday found that the cabbie died from massive head injuries. His neighbors, who are stunned by his violent death, described him as a hard-working man.

Investigators want to question two men, believed to be in their late teens or early 20s, about the beating death of cab driver Charlys Tang, 41.

"I found out yesterday from my neighbor and then I couldn't believe it," Maros Sloboda, murder victim's neighbor, said.

The young men got into the victim's taxi on Kuhio Avenue near Seaside Avenue in Waikiki on Saturday at about 1:15 AM. Police say Tang drove them to Times Super Market on Farrington Highway in Waipahu.

He was later found unresponsive outside his car with severe injuries to his head and face.

"It was very hard for everybody to find out that, what happened to Charlys," Sloboda said.

Investigators say two men were seen running from the Times parking lot towards Waipahu Depot Road.

The victim's neighbor says Tang was a loving husband and father of two.

"Charlys was very friendly, hard-working and, from what I know, he worked like 16 hours a day, hardly went anywhere," Sloboda said.

Neighbors say the victim's family was requesting privacy at this time.

Call police if you have any information that could help investigators catch Tang's killers.

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