Hundreds at memorial for Navajo woman
An estimated 300 people attended a memorial service for Bryanna Antone, a member of the Navajo Nation who was killed in Hawaii last week.

The The Visitor Aloha Society Of Hawaii organized the memorial. Mourners expressed sadness that Antone was killed on her first trip to Hawaii, where she was celebrating her 25th birthday.

"We don't have the words to tell them how truly sorry we are that that's happened," said Pat Whitebear, a member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota who attended the service, KHON-TV reported.

Police are holding Aaron M. Susa, 31, as person of interest. Susa was seen leaving a hotel with Antone shortly after her nude body was found on Waikiki Beach in the early morning hours of Friday, October 2.

Susa had just been released from a four-month service for violating his probation on October 1. State prosecutors repeatedly sought to keep him in jail for numerous offenses but a judge declined every time, The Honolulu Advertiser reported.

Get the Story:
Memorial Mass for Bryanna Antone (KHON-TV 10/7)
Jail sought for man since 2006 (The Honolulu Advertiser 10/8)
Remembering Bryanna (The Honolulu Star-Bulletin 10/8)

Related Stories:
Suspect in Navajo killing just out of prison (10/7)
Navajo woman killed on first trip to Hawaii (10/6)

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