Update 3/11/22: Multiple arrest warrants were signed in California today for Juan Tejedor Baron, 23. The four warrants are for second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree theft, and one count of first-degree identity theft. Extradition is pending.
As a result of the investigation, Scott Hannon, 34, was released from custody Thursday. It was determined that he was not involved in the murder of the victim. The investigation is ongoing.
Update 3/9/22: The US Marshals has assisted the Honolulu Police Department by locating and arresting suspects Scott Hannon and Juan Tejedor Baron in Los Angeles County, California in connection with the Hawaii Loa Ridge homicide investigation.
At approximately 2:18 pm Hawaii time, US Marshals and Los Angeles Police arrested Baron on a Greyhound bus in Anaheim, CA that was bound for Mexico. Baron was found hiding in a crawl space under an enclosed bench at the rear of the bus. Baron had pulled back a metal plate near the bus’s rear bathroom and crawled under the enclosed bench seat.
At approximately 3:44 pm Hawaii time, US Marshals and Los Angeles Police arrested Hannon near the intersection of West Manchester Blvd and South Oak St in Inglewood, CA.
Both suspects were booked into the Los Angeles Police Department Metropolitan Detention Center. Charges are pending.
The US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, which includes Honolulu Police Officers, US Marshals and other federal agents, through sources of information tracked the suspects and determined they had fled Oahu to Los Angeles.
Honolulu investigators continued the homicide investigation and processed the scene, while US Marshals worked to locate the fugitives. They were in constant communication and used a coordinated strategy to best use their resources, dividing and conquering to simultaneously further the investigation and locate the wanted suspects.
Original Post: CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in locating two males who are wanted for Murder in the Second Degree.
On March 7, 2022 at about 10:30 a.m., patrol officers were sent to conduct a welfare check at the victim’s residence located at 357 Lelekepue Place on Hawaii Loa Ridge. Based on the initial investigation, a missing person case was opened. Later that day, detectives spoke with a male, 23, who claimed to be in a relationship with the victim and reside at the residence. The male allowed detectives to search the home, but the victim was not located. While at the home, detectives observed that there was a bathroom tub filled with a concrete-type substance. They also saw the first male leave the home with a second male, 34.
Based on the circumstances of the investigation, this case was transferred to homicide investigators. Yesterday afternoon, a body believed to be that of the victim, was recovered from the bathroom tub. The two male suspects are considered dangerous. They have been identified as Juan Tejedor Baron, 23, and Scott Hannon, 34. They were last seen on March 8, 2022 at approximately 1:00 a.m., near the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki wearing the same clothing shown in the photographs.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (808) 955-8300. The public may now send anonymous web tips to www.honolulucrimestoppers.org or via the P3 Tips App.