Authorities Say Soldier Strangled, Ran Over Ex-Girlfriend
Officials Say Victim, Suspect Fighting For Child’s Custody
POSTED: 5:38 pm HST October 10, 2005
UPDATED: 9:34 am HST October 11, 2005
HONOLULU — Police Monday charged a 21-year-old Schofield Barracks soldier with the murder of his former girlfriend.
Investigators combed the area where the body was discovered near Kaena Point on Saturday.
The victim has been identified as Felicia LaDuke, 22. Authorities said LaDuke and Jeffery White (pictured, right) have a child together, but he is married to someone else.
White had told friends he was going to kill LaDuke, according to documents. Then on Saturday he told witnesses he strangled LaDuke, then pushed her out of the car and ran over her body.
Investigators said a few hours later, White returned to the scene and ran over her again to make sure she was dead.
The medical examiners office said an autopsy will be conducted Tuesday to determine the cause of death.
White is expected to make is first court appearance on Tuesday.