This past September Henry Calucag, also known as Hank Jacinto, was sentenced in Honolulu Circuit Court to a mandatory minimum of 80 months in jail for stealing Elwin's land on Kauai and forging a notarized document Elwin had signed. Walsh is highlighting Elwin's case and meeting with local prosecutors to secure a murder indictment against the man he calls a cold blooded, serial killer. Walsh hopes his Hawaii broadcast will also produce leads about two other men who vanished after Calucag befriended them as he did Elwin. Arthur Young disappeared in 1990 while Douglas Ho disappeared in 2004. Like Elwin both men were never heard from again after traveling with the Calucag to the Philippines.
Rep. James Kunane Tokioka has been involved in helping on the case and prepared a draft bill for the 2008 session to strengthen Hawaii's identity theft law. Walsh asked the lawmakers to work together to pass the bill next year.
Photo: John Walsh talks with Reps James Tokioka, Ken Ito, Speaker Calvin Say, Kirk Caldwell and Ryan Yamane