November 3, 1994
On November 3, 1994, Lisa Fracassi, a 37-year-old female, was found dead in her Waikiki apartment, located at 415 Nahua Street. Reports indicate she had been strangled to death. Fracassi was also known as “Lika” by friends and was last seen in the early morning hours of October 31, 1994, in the Waikiki area.
In 2020, the HPD, with assistance from the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General, Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division, was able to enlist the services of Parabon NanoLabs, a private company that specializes in forensic genetic genealogy research. Using DNA evidence from this investigation, Parabon Genealogist CeCe Moore was able to develop a list of potential persons of interest in this case. Further DNA comparisons and a reexamination of fingerprints left at the scene resulted in the identification of a male named Cecil H. Trent as the primary, and likely only, suspect in this case. Trent was 29 years of age at the time of Fracassi’s murder, and died in 2013, in Honolulu, Hawaii.