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Police Investigate Brutal Murder on Waianae Pig Farm

Police investigate murder in Waianae, Oahu Police investigate murder in Waianae, Oahu
Friends and relatives of the victim comfort each other at the scene. Friends and relatives of the victim comfort each other at the scene.
Shantel Figueroa Shantel Figueroa
Clayton Higa Clayton Higa

(KHNL)  Family members gathered in Waianae on Sunday, to remember and mourn the loss of Shantel Figueroa.

"She was just happy, she had a smile on her face everywhere she would go," said her cousin, James Figueroa.

They described the 21-year-old woman as a fun person, who they could always count on.

"She always come over here, make us laugh whenever we down and out, she come, make us laugh," said Belinda Torres, Figueroa's aunt.

Police say Figueroa was beaten to death with a hammer on Saturday night, and her boyfriend of one year, Clayton Higa, had attacked her.

"We know he was possessive, he kept threatening her, just the domestic violence, we didn't think it would go this far," said Ann Mooie, the victim's aunt.

"He told our whole family he was going to kill her and kill himself after," said Belinda Torres, the victim's aunt.

Figueroa's family member say she was trying to build a life for herself. She recently got a job as a security officer and looked forward to this career and more time with her family and friends.

"My sister was there for me, me and her was like best friends, everywhere I go, everywhere she go, we all go everywhere together," said Patricia Figueroa, the victim's sister.

Police have not filed any charges on Higa yet, since he's still in the hospital receiving treatment for self-inflicted stab wounds.

The Figueroa family have not yet planned funeral services.

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