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1997 Unsolved Murder of Sean Burgado

by Thunda

When Sean Burgado, age 27, did not show up for work for a few days in May 1997, his employer asked a neighbor to check Burgado’s home in the upper Waiakea Uka area of Hilo. The neighbor discovered Burgado’s body and called police, who responded to the 200 block of Malaai Road on May 21, 1997, at 5:25 p.m.

An autopsy determined that Burgado died from gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide.

At the time of his death, Burgado was employed at a health care facility in Hilo and last worked on the evening of May 19, 1997.

Detectives recently received information about a male who may have been seen near a residence on Malaai Road sometime in the latter part of May 1997 and who may have been accompanied by two other unidentified individuals. 

Composite drawing of how subject may have appeared in 1997

The drawing was prepared by a forensic artist and reportedly depicts the likeness of an individual as he appeared in 1997.

Case number: (F-27882)

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