By Leland Kim
KIHEI, Maui (KHNL) -- Hundreds of people gathered on Maui Sunday for a memorial concert to honor a Kihei teenager who died a year ago.
Police haven't arrested anyone in connection with 18-year-old Yesuah Boestler's death. A year ago, he was found at the base of a lighthouse in Haiku with serious head injuries. He died a few days later.
To this day, it's a complete mystery.
Yesuah Boestler lived for punk rock music, and this is how his band mates, family and friends choose to honor him.
"He was a great guy," said Thor Altland, the victim's friend and former band member. "One of my best friends. The kind of guy anybody could like."
The 18-year-old was found at the Pauweli lighthouse in Haiku, Maui, with fatal head injuries. That's why those who knew him -- some sporting Yesuah tattoos -- put on this benefit concert: to try and get people who know what happened to speak up.
"Get out there, for Yesh's sake," said Altland. "I mean, there's not a lot we can do if we don't have any proof. So, that's all we're running on right now."
Behind this concert is Yesuah's mother, a rocker herself.
"And if we let this go, then there's going to be a lot more violence on our islands," said Fatima Negron.
She doesn't believe her son was intentionally murdered. She thinks it was an accident.
"I believe that there was a fight, that he was dragged, his jacket got caught onto the door, fell backward, and then got hit by a truck," said Negron.
"So fly, baby, fly, fly, fly to heaven," Negron sang a song dedicated to her son. "Sweet, sweet, sweet heaven."
On this afternoon, a mother sings to remember, to heal and to seek justice.
"He's flying to heaven, everybody," said Negron at the end of her song to the audience's applause.