Body recovered from Waikele stream identified

Body recovered from Waikele stream identified
Seiji Yoshida, 69
Seiji Yoshida, 69

WAIPAHU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The body recovered from a West Oahu stream on Monday belongs to Seiji Yoshida, 69.

His caretaker, Milagros Cabico, reported him missing on June fourth.

Cabico says she talked to detectives on Wednesday and they told her Yoshida's body had been retrieved from a stream in Waikele near Wainui Road.

She says Yoshida was homeless for two years, but in October, he came to live with her in her Waipahu home.

Cabico tells us Yoshida has no family that she knows of and that she was his only friend.

"I tried my best to help him to be healthy. That's the main thing I was trying to help him before. I feed feed feed him every time even if he's no no enough enough just like that," Cabico said.

"I pity him I tell you. He is just like my baby you know," said Cabico.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner has not yet confirmed his identity or determined the exact cause of death.

Sources tell Hawaii News Now the body had injuries consistent with a beating.

Police say he may have been dead for a few days by the time his body was recovered.

This is the fourth body discovered on Oahu in four days.

Emergency responders recovered a body from waters off Waikiki near a surf spot known as 'Tongs' on Wednesday morning.

A body was found on campus at the University of Hawaii on Monday evening.

Another body was found at Pounders Beach in Laie on Sunday.

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