Kauai police revisit 1993 murder of 4-year old girl after recent confession

Kauai police revisit 1993 murder of 4-year old girl after recent confession
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kauai County prosecutors and police are taking another look at the 1993 rape and murder of 4-year old Aleisia "Lacy" Ruf.

Aaron Schonlau is in prison for the murder. But a few years ago, his brother reportedly confessed to the killing. Todd Schonlau said his brother took the fall.

On July 27, 1993, Ruf was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered while camping with her family on Anini Beach.

Although the murder investigation is closed, prosecutors and police are revisiting the evidence and examining the confession to see if the case should be reopened.

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