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|Full name||Maui Kanoa|
|Cause of death||Sharp Force Trauma|
|Profession(s)||Head of Security|
|Partner(s)||Rosanna Gutiérrez (girlfriend)|
|Appears in||Criminal Case|
|First appeared||Case #40: Death in Paradise|
Maui Kanoa (1976-2020) was a suspect in the murder investigation of surfer Laetitia Aulani in Death in Paradise (Case #40 of Explore the World) before being murdered in The King Has Fallen (Case #42 of Explore the World).
Events of Criminal Case
Killer and Motives
The killer would turn out to be stripper Cassie Quadrelli.
Cassie confessed to the murder but explained that Maui was never the intended target and that he just got in the way. Cassie revealed that a while back, her friend from the strip club, named Celeste, went missing and she discovered that José had been forcing himself on her from Celeste's diary. She then seduced one of José's drug runners to discover the truth, revealing that José had killed Celeste when she threatened to go to the police. Infuriated, Cassie put her plan into action and started plotting how to avenge her fallen friend. She started seducing José's employees for information about him before killing them to tie up loose ends. Finally, Cassie perfected her plan and found the location of José's estate. She then sharpened a king chess piece to symbolise that José had fallen. Armed with the weapon, Cassie snuck into the estate and crept over to José's office, only to be interrupted by Maui. Knowing that there could be no witnesses, she used the chess piece to kill Maui, planning to remove it and use it to kill José. Suddenly, the GPA entered the estate and disturbed her plan, leaving her unable to kill José. Cassie then started shouting at the pair, saying that she was supposed to be the force of justice that avenged her late friend. In court, Cassie mocked Judge Armstrong, insisting that her form of justice was the correct one. Elvira then told her that if everyone went by an eye for an eye, the whole world would be blind. She then sentenced Cassie to life in prison for the murder of Maui Kanoa and multiple other people.