2 Bodies Found On Lanai

July 23, 2006 01:34 PM

LANAI CITY, (KHNL) - Maui detectives are on Lanai investigating an apparent murder-suicide.

The bodies of a teenage girl and adult male were found Saturday morning in a field near the Lanai Police station.  The couple went missing Friday morning and their bodies were found Saturday morning.

Today police identified the victims as 15 year-old Ariel Aki and 24 year-old John Estrata. Aki was a student at Lanai High and Elementary School.

They died from gunshot wounds.

Today Lanai Principal Pierce Myer told News 8 they will have counselors available for traumatized friends.

Autopsies are scheduled for tomorrow.

Police say Estrata was under investigation since July 16th in connection with the sex assault of a minor.