Family fears body found in West Oahu could be missing loved one

Published: Dec. 29, 2017 at 10:59 PM HST|Updated: Jan. 1, 2018 at 11:02 AM HST
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CAMPBELL INDUSTRIAL PARK, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A woman discovered a dead body at Campbell Industrial Park on Thursday, and a West Oahu family fears it could be that of a loved one who has been missing for nearly two weeks.

Kurt Ishikawa, 45, was last seen on Dec. 17.

"I came home and I looked for him and looked for him and nothing. Just no sign of him at all," said Ishikawa's fiance, Natasha Ybarra.

A few days later, Ybarra says Ishikawa's car was found nearby – damaged and stripped for parts.

She's hoping the business caught something on camera.

"Somebody seen something. Somebody who works over here, one of the cameras at the businesses, someone seen something," Ybarra said.

A man's body was found in the bushes a couple of businesses down on Thursday. Police have not identified the body, but Ybarra believes it could be Ishikawa.

"That's something I don't want to believe. With all my heart, I don't want to believe that. But you got reality," she said.

She hopes people who know what happened will come forward and call police.

"If anybody seen anything, hear, know, please, I ask you, please just come forward and let us know. So I want us answers. All we want is answers. We need closure," she said.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office has not yet released the man's identity or cause of death. Police have classified the case as an unattended death.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 955-8300.

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