Family of man found decapitated near Mililani Cemetery Road speaks out

Published On: Sep 19 2013 07:12:35 AM HST   Updated On: Sep 19 2013 07:13:04 AM HST
WAIPAHU, Hawaii -

The family of a man decapitated and dumped in Waipahu speaks out. Investigators are digging for details in the death of 34-year-old Alex Gonzales, whose body was dumped near Mililani Cemetery Road.

Gonzales' sister is in complete shock. She's trying to piece together what happened to her older brother. She says she was extremely close to her brother, who never told her anyone was after him.

"I am still in shock. I don't understand, I don't understand," said sister Hillary Schell.

Alex Gonzales' sister still can't accept the way her brother was found dead.

"There's nothing in this world that anybody could do that would deserve what was done to him," said Schell.

Witnesses say they found him decapitated, stuffed in a plastic bag, hidden behind branches off Mililani Cemetery Road Sunday. They said Gonzales' arm was sticking out of the bag and marks of the bag getting dragged on the ground were spotted nearby.

"He wasn't a bad person," said Schell.

Gonzales had a minor criminal history. He was convicted of auto theft nine years ago on Kaui and for harassment back in January. His sister-in-law said he was in and out of rehab.

"When he was clean and sober he was a great person and of course when he was not doing the right thing he was someone you probably don't want to be around. Sometimes a bit scary, he would do crazy things, he was definitely a dare devil," said sister-in-law Michelle Holden.

But his sister Schell in California said he came to Hawaii about 10 years ago and his Facebook page said he lived in Palolo. She said he was her best friend.

"He was a great musician, he loved to play his guitar,  he loved to surf, he was a fisherman, he loved to fish, he was a marine, he loved Hawaii," said Schell.

He loved Hawaii so much, she called him just three weeks ago, asking for him to be in her upcoming wedding back in California, but he wasn't sure if he wanted to leave the island.

"I wanted him to walk me down the aisle and unfortunately that's not going to happen," said Schell.

Now, the sister is begging for answers and any clues as to who did this to her older brother.

"Please come forward, be anonymous if you have to. If you know anything, my brother deserves it, justice is deserved, at least so we can put him to rest," begged Schell.

Gonzales leaves behind a son in California. If you have any information on this case, you're asked to call Crimestoppers.


The views expressed are not those of this site, this station or its affiliated companies. By posting your comments you agree to accept our terms of use.
blog comments powered by Disqus