Hawaii psychiatric hospital escape investigation completed
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials are ready to discuss findings of an investigation into a man’s escape from a psychiatric hospital.
The state attorney general’s office has completed an administrative investigation more than a year after Randall Saito escaped from Hawaii State Hospital.
Saito was sent to the hospital in 1981 after being found not guilty by reason of insanity of killing a woman.
Saito was captured in Stockton, California, days after walking out of the hospital in November 2017.
Saito called a taxi that took him to the airport, where he took a chartered flight to Maui, and then a commercial flight to San Jose, California.
Officials plan to discuss the investigation’s findings Wednesday.
Saito remains incarcerated in a Honolulu jail. He pleaded not guilty to escape and identity theft charges.