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Honolulu police release image of murder suspect using ATM Honolulu police release image of murder suspect using ATM
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Honolulu Police released surveillance video of a suspect in a grisly homicide on Punahou St. earlier this week.    

The video shows what police describe as "possibly a man wearing a woman's clothing" withdrawing money from a First Hawaiian Bank ATM at Manoa Marketplace using the victim's debit card. 

"As you can see, the suspect is covered almost completely in clothing, kind of obstructing our view of their face," said HPD Maj. Richard Robinson.  "We're hoping someone can recognize the suspect's mannerisms ... I think if you look closely at it down by the ankles you can see a little leg. They appear to be rather skinny."

A source said the women's clothing worn by the suspect belonged to San Juan.

The bank transaction occurred at 12:30 a.m. Monday morning, nearly two days before Mary Beth San Juan, 58, was found dead and bound, gagged and wrapped in a rug in the driveway of her Punahou Street home.  She was stabbed multiple times, police said.

According to investigators, there is some kind of prior connection between the victim and the suspect, and robbery was the motive for the crime.  Police say there is no indication of sexual assault.  

Friends said they couldn't think of anyone who would harm her. "I know that a lot of people have been really touched by her life, and I know a lot of people will remember her in a really happy way and a lot of people have been really affected by her," said friend Z Zoccolante, who directed a short film in San Juan appeared in. Zoccolante also used a song written by San Juan in the film.

When San Juan's body was discovered, her car, a 2013 silver Mercedes, was missing.  The car was found the following morning abandoned at Kapiolani Park. Zoccolante said she was puzzled that someone would rob and kill San Juan. "She would've given you her car, her wallet, anything, like she was very much, like -- she didn't care about that stuff," she said.

San Juan was a Realtor and aspiring actress.  She was also the principal broker for Happy Hawaii Homes, which is listed at the Punahou Street address where her body was found by her ex-husband.  Her ex-husband has been cooperative and is not a suspect at this time, HPD officials said.

Family members say she and her husband split about six years ago, but were still close.

On Thursday San Juan's son, Philip, posted the following on Facebook, "I know my Momma would be so amazed, and who knows, maybe she is right now, by the startling Love that all of YOU have shown in coming together for her and her family and her home." 

The Honolulu Police Department released these new details during a news conference Thursday afternoon.  Hawaii News Now was streaming the news conference live, but police officials decided to prohibit the live broadcast.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.

To view the surveillance video on your mobile device go to the 'latest video' tab on the Hawaii News Now app.

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