Dismembered body found in Waipio ravine identified

Alex Gonzales
Alex Gonzales

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On Tuesday, CrimeStoppers released a picture of the man whose dismembered body was found in Waipio on Sunday. He was identified as 34-year-old Alex Gonzales.

His decomposed body was found in a ravine off Mililani Memorial Park Road.

Pictures of his tattoos were released Monday in a police bulletin asking the public for help. Less than 24 hours later, Gonzales was named as the victim.

KHON2 looked into Gonzales’ history and found he’s been convicted of five crimes dating back to 2003.

On Kauai, he was convicted of drunk driving and a year later car theft, which is a felony.

He was sentenced to five years in prison, but in 2006 he was picked up again for parole violations and resentenced.

Last year on Oahu, he was convicted of criminal property damage. In January, police charged him with harassment.

Court documents say he shoved Mark Piscioneri at a Waikiki bus stop.

“I was catching the bus to go into an overnight shift and the guy hassled me. I told him to be nice and behave and he didn’t want to do that, and took a swing at me. Next thing you know the cops were there,” Piscioneri said. “One of the cops came up and said ‘Hey, there’s open warrants on this guy. We would like you to make a statement.’”

Gonzales served one day in jail and was ordered to pay a $180 fine.

Honolulu police want to know where Gonzales went next and if anyone has information on why he was murdered.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (808) 955-8300.

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