Police: Man Found In Kapiolani Apartment Was Murdered

Kapiolani Blvd.
Kapiolani Blvd.

(KHNL) - He was found dead in his apartment on Kapiolani Boulevard. Now, Honolulu police are officially calling it a murder.

The Medical Examiner's office removed the body of 58-year-old Ted Arifuku from his studio apartment Monday. Investigators say Arifuku's landlord made the grisly discovery, when he arrived to fix something inside the unit.

The victim had facial and head injuries, and his hands were tied behind him.

Although a cause of death has not yet been determined, police re-classified the case from unattended death to homicide Friday. No one has been arrested.