April 17, 2007

03/17/07 Joshua Kaneakua, 22, Minneapolis, MN

Joshua Kaneaukua
Joshua Kaneakua, 22, was last seen on March 17, 2007, leaving Gabby's Saloon and Eatery in northeast Minneapolis where he had been celebrating St. Patrick's Day.  His body was discovered in the Missisippi River on March 27, 2007 near the Lake Street Bridge and was positively identified.

At this point, no additional follow up information or details have been found about this case.


Joshua Kamuela Kaneakua age 22, of Mpls. Beloved son, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. Preceded in death by his father, Wilfred (ChuChu); and grandparents, Alexander & Anne Kaneakua, and Donald W. Sperry. Survived by his loving mother, Julie; brothers, Christopher (Kim), and their son, Caleb, Justin; sisters, Samantha (Mia Smith), Melissa, and Jessica; grandmother, Edna Sperry; many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and co-workers. We will miss his gorgeous smile, hearty laughter, endless energy, sense of humor with family values. Joshua's struggles have now ended only to be replaced by endless happiness and time spent with his father. Memorial service Thursday, April 5, 2 pm Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave So., Mpls. "Aloha A hui hou" Cremation Society of MN Mpls. 612-825-2435

 Published in Star Tribune on April 1, 2007

Facts of Interest
Name/age: Joshua Kaneakua, 22
DOB: 2/24/85
Last Seen: 03/17/07 Gabby's Saloon and Eatery (1900 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis)Recovered: 03/27/07 Mississippi River near Lake Street bridge
Cause of death ruling: not announced
Manner of death ruling: not announced


Obituary. (2007, April 1). Star Tribune. Retrieved April 23, 2013 from Legacy.com.



Anonymous said...

Gabby's is not a nice, safe neighborhood bar. There's been lots of trouble there for at least the past year. Incidentally, it has a deck that looks out over the Mississippi River.

Ethan the serial killer investigator said...

University Avenue(Route47) is nearby and the disappearance are often linked to both students and the number 11.Maybe he went to school there ,was abducted there or they left something of his at that location.

Lisa said...

You are right, Gabby's has a reputation, alright. In an article on Kare11.com on 9/29/07, dozens of protestors picketed outside of Gabby's to bring attention to a noise problem that has been plaguing them for years. After Gabby's closes on Thursday and Saturday nights (their drink special nights) "patrons continue to party in the residential area nearby...neighbors say they've seen patrons fight, do drugs, vandalize property, urinate and defecate on lawns, and have sex in public." Gabby's has hired off-duty police officers as well as cleaning crews to deal with the problem, but it hasn't helped the situation.