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HI PETER KEMA JR: Missing from Honolulu, HI - 11 Sept 1997 - Age 6

Discussion in 'Missing 1990 to 1999' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Parents of Hawaii boy missing since 1997 charged with murder nearly two decades after disappearance

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    The parents of a Hawaii boy who has been missing for nearly 20 years have been charged with murder after authorities reopened the case and re-evaluated the evidence.

    The boy's parents have long been suspects in the 1997 disappearance of then 6-year-old Peter Kema Jr., known as "Peter Boy," but prosecutors said there hadn't been enough evidence to charge them until now.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/cri...missing-1997-charged-murder-article-1.2619984
     
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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Peter was last seen in Hawaii in September 1997. His father says that he took Peter with him to Honolulu to search for a job. He stated they lived in a tent with several others and he never actually completed any job applications. He later said he gave Peter to a long-time family friend because they could no longer provide for him. No other family members seemed to know this person, however. No one outside of the family claimed to have seen Peter since spring of 1997.
    There was also a history of child abuse in the home, and Peter had been taken away by DHS several times. His siblings spoke of severe child abuse. Peter's disappearance was not reported until January 1998 when his whereabouts were questioned by DHS.


    Charley Project - http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/k/kema_peter.html

    NamUs - https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/6258/0

    NCMEC poster - http://www.missingkids.org/poster/NCMC/844672

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  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Justice has moved terribly slow, but I'm sure glad they were able to make an arrest.
     
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  4. Scoobie

    Scoobie Director Staff Member

    Heartbreaking :( Poor baby and his poor sister seeing and experiencing that abuse :(
     
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  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Trial for mother of ‘Peter Boy’ delayed until next year

    Trial for the mother of Peter Kema Jr., aka “Peter Boy,” was postponed until next year.

    Hilo Circuit Judge Glenn Hara on Monday granted Jaylin Kema’s request to delay her trial for her 6-year-old son’s 1997 death until 8:30 a.m. Jan. 30.

    http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/trial-mother-peter-boy-delayed-until-next-year


    Father’s trial in death of ‘Peter Boy’ delayed until January, meeting request

    The trial for a Hawaii man charged with murder in the death of his son, who has been missing for nearly two decades, has been postponed until 2017.

    His new trial is set for Jan. 23, one week before his wife, Jaylin Kema, will go before a jury in the case.

    http://www.staradvertiser.com/2016/...er-boy-delayed-until-january-meeting-request/
     
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  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Mom of Missing Hawaii Boy Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

    The mother of a Hawaii boy who became the face of a campaign for missing and abused children pleaded guilty to manslaughter Thursday, confirming nearly 20 years after he disappeared that the child is dead.

    More answers to what happened to the 6-year-old known as "Peter Boy" could be revealed when Jaylin Kema testifies against her husband, Peter Kema Sr., who is scheduled to go on trial for murder in April. Waiving her marital privilege and testifying truthfully is part of a plea deal with prosecutors.

    The Kemas, who are both in jail, have long been suspects in the disappearance of Peter Boy, but prosecutors said they didn't have enough evidence to charge them until earlier this year when a grand jury indicted them on murder charges.

    Peter Kema has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. His attorney couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/mom-missing-hawaii-boy-pleads-guilty-manslaughter-43911546



    Plea deal with no body? Ugh.
     
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  7. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

  8. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Murder trial for father of son missing since 1997 postponed

    A judge has delayed the trial of a Hawaii man charged with killing his son nearly 20 years after the boy disappeared.The trial of Peter Kema Sr. was originally set to begin Monday but has been rescheduled for April 25.

    A Hilo Circuit Court judge granted a request from Kema's attorney to postpone the trial to allow them time to prepare for the testimony of Kema's wife, Jaylin, who has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the case. As part of a plea deal, she agreed to testify against Kema at his trial.

    http://www.dailyprogress.com/murder...cle_247fc7b7-ed4f-5304-b7b7-0408cf27b844.html
     
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  9. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    JUSTICE FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL BABY.
     
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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Questionnaires sent to potential jurors in Peter Kema Sr. murder trial

    It’s one of Hawaii’s biggest mysteries. What happened to “Peter Boy” Kema 20 years ago?

    Next month, his father, Peter Kema Sr., will stand trial for the murder of his son, who was only six when he went missing.

    This week, questionnaires are being sent to prospective jurors in the case. It’s unclear how many people received the questionnaire or how big the jury pool will be.

    In December 2016, Jaylin Kema pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter for the death of her son, and agreed to testify against her husband. As part of the deal, she can be released from jail at the end of next month.

    http://khon2.com/2017/03/15/questionnaires-sent-to-potential-jurors-in-peter-kema-sr-murder-trial/
     
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  11. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Criminal & Civil Justice News
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    Father Of Boy Missing 20 Years Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter



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    Peter Kema Sr., left, pleads guilty to manslaughter and first-degree hindering prosecution in the death of his son, Peter Kema Jr., also known as “Peter Boy,” who went missing in 1997, in Hilo Circuit Court in Hilo, Hawaii on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Peter Kema Sr. also agreed to a 20-year prison sentence, with a mandatory minimum of six years and eight months if he helps authorities find the remains of his son, Peter Jr., who was 6 when he disappeared. (Hollyn Johnson/Hawaii Tribune-Herald via AP, Pool)

    HONOLULU (AP) — The father of a Hawaii boy who went missing 20 years ago pleaded guilty to manslaughter Wednesday in a deal with prosecutors that requires him to reveal the location of the child’s body.



    Peter Kema Sr. also entered a guilty plea to hindering prosecution and agreed to a 20-year prison sentence, with a mandatory minimum of six years and eight months if he helps authorities find the remains of his son, Peter Jr., who was 6 when he disappeared.


    If Kema doesn’t cooperate, prosecutors can ask for a 25-year term, Hawaii County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ricky Damerville said.


    “This saga doesn’t end until we find that body,” the prosecutor said after the hearing on the Big Island.


    Peter Kema didn’t provide those details in court Wednesday. He only responded “yes” when a judge asked if he recklessly caused the boy’s death by not getting him medical treatment.


    In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the boy known as “Peter Boy,” became the face of a campaign for missing and abused children. Posters and bumper stickers asked, “So where’s Peter?”


    Kema and his wife, Jaylin, have long been suspects in the boy’s disappearance, but prosecutors said they didn’t have enough evidence to charge them until last year, when a grand jury indicted the couple on murder charges.


    Jaylin Kema pleaded guilty last year to manslaughter in the first official confirmation that the child was dead. In exchange for a one-year sentence with credit for time served, she agreed to waive her marital privilege and testify against her husband if he went to trial.


    She agreed to facts prosecutors laid out in court about abuse suffered by the boy, her failure to get him medical treatment and his eventual death.


    In 1996 and 1997, extended family members were concerned that the boy’s father was abusing him. An arm injury was left untreated until there was a hole so deep someone could put a finger inside it, Damerville said last year.


    Despite having health insurance, Jaylin Kema didn’t get her son medical treatment and didn’t report the abuse because she was afraid of her husband, Damerville said.


    Sometime between May and June 1997, the couple’s then 4-year-old daughter heard Jaylin Kema calling out for her husband and saw her trying to resuscitate the boy. The girl later saw her brother in a box, Damerville said.


    Prosecutors believe the boy died from septic shock from not getting medical care. They do not believe Jaylin Kema knows the location of the body.


    Peter Kema told authorities that he took his son from the Big Island to Oahu and gave him to someone named “Aunty Rose Makuakane” in an informal adoption. Police could not find a woman as described by Kema or airline records that indicated he had flown there.


    Four years ago, Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth vowed to give the cold case a fresh look. Roth said he knew that without a body, prosecuting the couple would be difficult.


    A turning point came when Kema’s wife agreed to testify against him, Roth said.


    Roth was in court Wednesday sitting next to Peter Boy’s maternal grandfather.


    “Now we’ll know the truth,” Roth said. “It answers the question for the public: Where is Peter Boy?”


    JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER


    Source: AP
     
  12. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I'm not holding my breath for him to disclose what he did with Peter. :mad:
     
  13. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    It's part of his plea deal " deal with prosecutors that requires him to reveal the location of the child’s body."
     
  14. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    It better be. Or the plea deal goes bye-bye.
     
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  15. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    "Peter Boy" case: Father leads police to where he says missing boy's remains located

    The father of a long-missing Hawaii child known as “Peter Boy” has led investigators to a location on the Big Island where he says the boy’s remains are located, according to CBS affiliate KGMB.

    Sources tell KGMB that the boy’s remains haven’t been found, but officers are working to pinpoint the spot in Puna.



    Kema, Sr. agreed to lead investigators to the exact location of the child’s body, and if the remains can’t be recovered, he’ll be required to pass a polygraph test to prove he’s being honest about the body’s whereabouts.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/peter-b...o-where-he-says-missing-boys-remains-located/
     
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  16. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Wow. If even a killer can't find remains, what chances do we have? This is why it's always such a blessing when hunters or mushroom pickers find remains. And a miracle!
     
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  17. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Mother of ‘Peter Boy’ missing for 20 years released from jail

    Her plea deal called for a one-year jail sentence, with credit for time served.

    A judge granted her supervised release on Thursday, the day that marked one year of incarceration. She was allowed to leave the Hawaii Community Correctional Center soon after returning from a court hearing, said state Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Toni Schwartz.

    http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/mother-peter-boy-missing-20-years-released-jail
     
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  18. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Throw away the key...


    Peter Kema Sr. sentencing delayed as Peter Boy's body is still not found

    Peter Kema Senior was supposed to be sentenced Friday but it was delayed.

    The big question over the past 20 years: where's Peter Boy? That question is still unanswered and prosecutors don't want Peter Kema Senior sentenced until they have an answer.

    When Peter Kema Senior pleaded guilty to manslaughter, he agreed to tell authorities where he disposed of his son's body.

    If Peter Boy's remains can't be found, Kema will be required to take a polygraph test to ensure he is telling the truth about the location.

    Deputy Hawaii County Prosecutor Rick Damerville says the location is along the coast in the Puna district, a challenging place to find anything after 20 years.

    "Once you see the area, you go, it's going to be difficult... It's a marine area that the search is being done on and agencies have often helped but when it looks like it's going to be expensive, they need approval, so there's ongoing discussions about that," Damerville said.

    He says he expects decision about funding sometime next week.

    "We've had communications with the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Missing Childrens' Foundation and all types of private groups that have historically engaged in these types of efforts," Damerville said.

    In the meantime, plans for a polygraph are in the works.

    The prosecution would like the test to be administered at least ten days before Kema's new sentencing date on July 24.

    http://www.kitv.com/story/35633476/...delayed-as-peter-boys-body-is-still-not-found
     
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  19. MULDER

    MULDER Bronze Member

    I hope they find Peter's little body and he is given a proper burial.
    Such a sad life for this little boy :(
     
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  20. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Polygraph indicates Kema Sr. truthful about body of ‘Peter Boy’

    Peter Kema Sr. has passed a polygraph test indicating he was truthful about where he left the body of his son, Peter Kema Jr., also known as “Peter Boy,” in 1997, Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth has confirmed.

    He’s scheduled to be sentenced at 8 a.m. July 24 by Hilo Circuit Judge Greg Nakamura.

    http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/new...dicates-kema-sr-truthful-about-body-peter-boy
     
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