Hawaiian police have released Sonam Saxena, a Google Cloud product manager, following his arrest for second-degree murder in relation to the death of his wife.
Saxena and his wife Smriti were on vacation on the Big Island Hawaii with their two children. According to an interview Saxena gave to reporters prior to his arrest, his wife had an asthma attack on the beach, prompting him to go back to the hotel to retrieve her inhaler. By the time he got back at the beach, Saxena said his wife was missing and filed a missing person report.
The next morning a woman’s body was found near the beach, leading police to arrest Saxena for second-degree murder. Friday, two days later, “after conferring with prosecutors, Sonam Saxena was released pending investigation,” says a statement on the department’s website. “Detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigation Section are continuing this investigation.”
The police continue to ask for anyone who has information, or may have been in the area at the time of the events, to come forward.