Brutal Northshore, Hawaii murder in eTurboNews neighborhood and the link to travel and tourism

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“This is crazy! The North Shore has been infested with foreign homeless gypsy druggy pervert hippies who are harassing, stealing from, and now killing people in our community! This has gone too far. We gotta clean this shit up!”

These are the words of an angry resident in the beautiful neighborhood of Pupukea and Sunset Beach on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii.  Pupukea is also home to this publication eTurboNews (eTN).

Oahu’s North Shore is known for surfing and a relaxed lifestyle. Tourists from all over the world visit this beautiful part of the island to enjoy miles of white sandy beaches. Some stay at the nearby Turtle Bay Resort, others stay in private vacation rentals, like rentals on Ke Ike Road. Most tourists drive up to the North Shore for a day visit, enjoying Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach, the many food and shrimp trucks or restaurants in the Historic Town of Haleiwa.

Hawaii and specifically the Island of Oahu has been invaded by homeless people. Many homeless have mental health issues and are wondering the streets. The State of Hawaii has the highest percentage of any homeless community in the United States. Hawaii also had an enormous increase in their usually low murder rate, and now a murder on the most peaceful part of the island is shocking for residents and tourists alike.

Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii are generating record profits, but this money doesn’t stay in the State. It’s not enough to take care of this homeless and mental health issue and now it appears safety may be the next victim. Many of the friendly hotel workers showing Aloha to Hawaiian visitors cannot afford their own apartments. Homeless camps are everywhere – many people in Hawaii are desperate.

“I lived in Pupukea for 25 years and this is the safest and most welcoming place in the world. Gradually property crime was on the rise, and now murder – this is very sad,” says eTN publisher Juergen Steinmetz.

More local voices speak up today: “Maybe a vigilante-style community clean up? Convoy and sweep with all da boys then tag and bag these losers. Everyone already knows who doesn’t belong in our neighborhoods. Evict them!”

Three hours after the brutal Pupukea killing a resident tweeted: “Great job everyone with spreading the word. It’s our duty as a community to come together when we need each other the most.

Just want to say, my parents live near Walmart Mililani and we were celebrating my brother’s birthday when we caught the alert that the stolen truck was found there.

We bolted immediately over to Walmart and scoured the surrounding area. We were almost immediately joined by an incredible number of people.

I wanted to take this moment to express this bittersweet feeling of pride in what we all can accomplish when working together for justice. HPD was also there with quite a number of on-duty and off-duty officers, so lots of credit to them.

 

Much aloha to the ‘ohana in this great time of need. This moment could never heal that wound, but I know it still means something. Let’s continue to show our aloha and do whatever we must see that atrocities never happen again.”

“My heart is so broken for this amazing family and this sweet little girl. We need to take back our community from these weirdos the roam our streets stealing, vandalizing and now murdering. This is our home and what business do they have here? We need to start asking these questions and not just walking by them hoping they don’t hurt anyone. I don’t know about you guys but I feel a little Street clean up is in order…if anything for this little girl to feel safe again! Let’s be the fortress with her daddy, uncles, and aunties.”

“I’m super passionate about self-defense but let’s make it bigger- community defense mode…we are a small town but can have big power when we come together and learn to protect ourselves and each other.”

What happened Thursday afternoon in an A-Frame house on Ke Iki Road close to Sharks Cove and down the hill from Pupukea in Sunset Beach, Oahu?

The victim was Telma Boinville, and that she was found dead, brutally murdered. Multiple people were tied up in the house including a minor. The suspects are a male and female, the male has green hair. The getaway car was a 4 door Toyota Tacoma 2003 stolen from the victim.

Hours later two people have been arrested in connection with this brutal murder of a 51-year-old woman at a North Shore home on Thursday afternoon.

The suspects, a man, and a woman were arrested about 8:30 p.m. Thursday near the Mililani Walmart, where the victim’s vehicle was also found.

As they were hauled into police cruisers and driven away, more than 60 onlookers shouted angrily at the two — in a scene that underscored how shocked and disturbed the crime had left many in the community.

“Good job, cops!” one onlooker yelled, while others shouted obscenities at the two.

The murder victim, identified by family as Thelma Boinville, was killed in a rental home on Ke Iki Road that she had been cleaning, sources said.

Police were called to the scene about 3 p.m., and an all points bulletin went out for the suspects shortly afterward.

The victim was at the home with her juvenile daughter, who was found tied up but was otherwise uninjured.

“They tied up my daughter and they beat my wife to death with a baseball bat,” said the victim’s husband, Kevin Emery. “Police won’t even let me in the house because it’s so bad.”

After the beating death, the two suspects allegedly stole the victim’s gold Toyota Tacoma, which was found abandoned in the parking lot of the Mililani Walmart with no visible damage to its exterior.

Earlier in the evening, the victim’s family said they believed they knew who the suspects were, and they pleaded on social media and on camera for help finding them.

An entire community is in shock and mourning for Telma. Hopefully, this is a wakeup call not only for this small community to come together, but for State Authorities to get Hawaii back on track, and for tourism leaders to assure vacationing in Hawaii is safe. It takes fair taxation and a State effort. The people of Hawaii should remember tourism is everyone’s business here, including those travel and tourism companies from out of State wanting to generate profit in Hawaii.

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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.