Officials are on the hunt for an endangered child in the Honolulu area after a gruesome discovery last month. Police frantically searched dumpsters behind the Kukui Gardens Housing Complex in Liliha looking for more information about a set of fingers that was found in the trash there. A women discovered the fingers sealed in a plastic bag as she searched for recyclables in the trash around early February.
Gina Rose Vendegna, who lives near the complex comments on what she found there:
"I look for bottles and cans to recycle and I give them away to the old people,"
"I saw a plastic ziploc bag, which I thought were ginger root starting to dry out. I'm a gardener, and I recycle, and I thought I'd be able restore them. So I threw them in my purse,"
"[Later] I was drinking a soda and I knew for a fact those were fingers when I seen the fingernails. And people I tried showing them to tried telling me that it wasn't, that it might be monkey fingers. And I thought just by chance I'm going to call the Police Department, turn 'em in and let them decide,"
Here's KHON2's report on the finding:
Tests on the fingers reveal that they belong to a young girl around three or four years old. No one is sure how the fingers came to be in the garbage, but the matter is not being taken lightly. If you have any additional information that can help aid the search, call Crimestoppers at 955-8300. They did't provide the area code, but it's for the Honolulu area.
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