Po`ipu Condo Deaths Confirmed As Murder – Suicide

PO`IPU, KAUA`I (Ben Caxton) — Kaua’i police have confirmed additional details about the deaths of a Kilauea couple whose bodies were discovered last Friday in a Po`ipu condo. Autopsies performed have confirmed that both 48-year-old Catherine Angeles and 50-year-old Derek Stokes died of wounds to their upper thighs. Preliminary findings also confirm that Angeles died of a homicide, and Stokes died of a suicide. Based on the medical examiner’s findings, police believe that Stokes is responsible for the death of Angeles and himself. The two were found shortly after 11:20 AM on November 1st when police were dispatched to Po`ipu Shores to conduct a welfare check on Stokes who was staying at a condo. At the time of the report, he had not been seen or heard from since the Wednesday before Halloween. Police say the investigation remains ongoing.

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