Samuel Jones: Boyfriend charged after Hawaii solidier Laau Jordan Laulusa found dead inside burning car
HONOLULU, HAWAII: Samuel Jones, the boyfriend of a Hawaii soldier, Spc Laau Jordan Laulusa, who was found dead in a burning car outside a high school in Honolulu, has been charged with murder for allegedly stabbing her in the neck and igniting the vehicle.
Laulusa, a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard, was discovered dead at about 6.40 am Monday, March 13, inside the torched car which was parked outside Mililani High School, according to a report by KITV.
Man burns to death in car as onlookers film the incident instead of rescuing him
Man burns his three young children and wife alive by setting their car on fire before stabbing himself to death
Witnesses saw a man holding a bladed weapon
Police were told by witnesses that they saw a man holding a bladed weapon while opening and closing the car’s doors moments before it went up in flames before` fleeing. The passersby followed him until the police arrived and took him into custody.
Samuel Jones was identified as the suspect and he is charged with second-degree murder and first-degree arson in the death of Laulusa. His bail was set at $1 million.
Laulusa joined the Hawaii Army National Guard in 2019 and was a supply specialist for the 227th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, according to the military. Hawaii Army National Guard has released a statement regarding the muder of Lalusa. Brig Gen Stephen Logan, the commanding officer, said in the statement, "Our aloha and prayers are with her ‘ohana (family) and those who knew this soldier personally and professionally."
"This is a tragic loss for the entire Hawaii Army National Guard. We are cooperating with authorities during the ongoing investigation," he added.
Lalulsa's family is mourning the loss of their daughter. She was lovingly called Jordan by her loved ones and was described by her family as a 'beautiful person' who was looking forward to traveling the world with the military. In a conversation with KHON, her uncle Sasoa Feagai, said, "It’s too bad because she’s still young, a beautiful girl, really kind, and she didn’t deserve this."
"Where’s the love? What happened? It’s so hard to think about something like this happening to anybody. But it does happen. Feagai also thanked the witnesses who chased after the suspect. "Thankful for those people who did that, otherwise, who knows how long it’s going to take to be solved," Feagai said. "We’re just
dealing with the tragedy of it and trying to make sense of what had happened."