Police believe the 30-year-old woman who was found dead in a Makiki condo on Wednesday was the registered owner of an SUV involved in a fiery, fatal car crash in Wahiawa earlier this week, sources say.
The man behind the wheel of the SUV was pinned inside the vehicle and died at the scene of the crash. He has not yet been identified, but police believe the man who died in the crash and the woman who was found dead at the Makiki apartment were married, according to sources.
Sources say police officials arrived at the apartment complex on Wednesday afternoon to look for the registered owner of the SUV involved in the Wahiawa crash. They entered the apartment to do what is referred to as a "welfare check," police officials say.
According to police officials, the woman's lifeless body was found inside the apartment at around 3:30 p.m. She was pronounced dead by Honolulu's chief medical examiner less than an hour later.
Sources tell Hawaii News Now that police investigators found suspicious injuries on the woman's body, including multiple stab wounds. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed on Thursday.
The woman's death is currently classified as an unattended death, but the autopsy results could cause the case to be reclassified as a homicide, changing the focus of the investigation.
Sources also tell Hawaii News Now that police in Wahiawa attempted to stop the SUV involved in the accident prior to the fiery crash.
We will have more information on this developing story as soon as it becomes available.