Friends remember Kalihi stabbing victim

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The victims’ friends are still shocked over the death of the person they called Mr. Aloha.

“That’s what everybody called him, always throwing up shakas, smiling,” said Matt Faalele.

Matt Faalele said his childhood friend was always happy and positive.

“He’s not like that, he doesn’t look for trouble,” said Faalele.

Faalele was one of many friends who gathered on Sunday to mourn the death of 20-year-old Jason Oliveros. Friends created a makeshift memorial at a wall near his family home in Salt Lake. They left messages and flowers and remembered better times.

“Shows how much people he touched, like how much lives he touched. It’s just sad,” said Hunter Vaa, friend.

Those close to him still wonder about what the 20-year-old was doing in the area when he died.

“I don’t know, who would do this to him,” said Faalele. “I was supposed to hit him up that night, I don’t know what he was doing down there.”

“The people that did it, they don’t realize how much it impacts the community and his family, he wasn’t just a friend he was like a brother, you know,” said Vaa.

Oliveros was a student at Honolulu Community College, and graduated from Aiea High School in 2011. Friends say his life was cut too short, and are looking for justice.

“Just cross our fingers, hopefully someone would come out and tell the truth and say what really happened. Because it’s really sad. He had his whole life ahead of him. And now he’s gone,” added Vaa.

Memorial services for Jason Oliveros have not yet been set.

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