Family Having Difficulty Dealing with Mother's Violent Death

Jessica Rich
Jessica Rich

WAIKIKI (KHNL) - Kind, sweet and soft spoken. That's how the children of a Canadian woman, murdered in Waikiki over the weekend, are describing her. The victim's adult son arrived in Hawaii earlier this week.

Whether it's because of her age or the way she died, it seems everyone is talking about the killing of 82-year-old Ingeborg Jandura. An autopsy revealed more than 100 stab wounds to her body. Her husband of 58 years is the murder suspect.

Jessica Rich is with the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii, which is helping the couple's son make funeral and other arrangements. Forty-eight-year-old Al Jandura told Rich he was very close to his mom, and tried to get her to leave his abusive dad many times over the years.

The family says Ingeborg Jandura was a devoted mother and grandmother, who was extremely healthy and loved to travel to Hawaii.

"This is a very tragic situation, and they're having a difficult time dealing with it," Rich said. "Imagine if your father murdered your mother. Nobody should go through that. And as a matter of fact, Al told me that (Friday) morning."

Police went to the Ilikai Hotel over the weekend, and found Ingeborg Jandura dead inside the couple's room.

Eighty-three-year-old Ted Jandura is expected to plead not guilty at his Circuit Court arraignment next week. An Oahu grand jury on Thursday indicted him on an enhanced murder charge that carries a life sentence with no chance of parole.

The suspect is being held without bail at the Oahu Community Correctional Center. Al Jandura told Rich he has absolutely no desire to see his father.