(HONOLULU) — Hawaii authorities on Tuesday were searching for a man who escaped from the state’s psychiatric hospital outside Honolulu and flew to Maui.
Randall Saito, who was found not guilty of a 1979 murder by reason of insanity, left the Hawaii State Hospital at 9 a.m. Sunday and failed to return.
Maui County police said Saito flew to Maui shortly after he left the hospital, but they didn’t know where he was.
A 2002 article by the Honolulu Advertiser reported Saito picked his victim at random.
A court in 1993 denied Saito’s request for conditional release, saying Saito still suffered from sexual sadism and necrophilia just as when he was committed to the hospital 12 years earlier, the Honolulu Advertiser reported.