Man stabbed to death in Kailua was former chef at Lucy's

By Brenton Awa
Published On: Jan 15 2014 06:15:00 PM HST

Life on the street scared him, and life on the street may well have killed him. KITV4's Brenton Awa has more on the identity of the man found stabbed to death in Kailua.

KAILUA, OAHU -

Friends of a man stabbed to death late Monday night in Kailua confirmed his identity as Scott MacMillan. They say the 37-year-old had recently ran into some trouble and had just started living on the street.

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Beau Hayden was up all night browsing through online posts following the death of his childhood friend. Scott MacMillan was stabbed to death on Uluniu Street. MacMillan had just told Hayden that he was afraid for his well being while living on the street.

"He said it wasn't a fun place out on the street, there was a lot of riff-raff and people that kind of were out to hurt him," said Hayden.

Friends say the Kailua resident recently became homeless. They say MacMillan didn't have anywhere else to go and was too proud to ask anyone for help.

"In the last week or so that I saw him, he seemed like he was really trying to get his life together, wanting to get a job get off the streets," said Hayden.

Macmillan grew up on Iliaina street, graduated from the nearby of Kalaheo High School, and was known by many in the community for his ability to cook. He was a chef at the former Kailua restaurant Lucys.

"Best cook, super animal, had like four jobs, worked at Agnes bakery at four in the morning, went to culinary school, had another job at night and in the midst of all that he was always hosting dinners for us," said Nanea Tannehill, a long time friend.

"Just a really good guy all together, obviously he had a lot of really good friends and that's coming out right now," said Hayden.

Comments poured in on "My Kailua's" Facebook page after its post of the news. Several other of Macmillan's friends also messaged KITV4 saying that Scotty wasn't just some homeless person, but instead was an amazing person that touched a lot of hearts in Kailua.

"Whoever it was didn't know him, because if they knew him there would be no way," said Tannehill.

Police are still looking for the suspect that killed MacMillan. They believe he's a man in his 20's.

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