Murder of Ivy on May 16

Before I start on my story I want to share the story of Ivy…
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Ivy was a traveling working girl.  Although she was a resident of Portland, Oregan she frequently visited Oahu, Hawaii a lot.  She was last seen on the morning of May 16 at 2:15 am at bar right on The Track of Waikiki.  When the initial reports came out Police reported that it was an unattended death of a tourist here for her birthday.  Yeah bullshit.
She left the bar with a date and her body was discovered on the Waianae Coast some time later.  Her brother was interviewed and came forward and admitted that she had worked as an escort.
On the underground side of things her pimp and fellow working sisters were freaking out.  Although there are many violent, very mean pimps in this area (referred to as gorilla pimps), she had a finesse pimp.  The type that is nicer and takes care if you.  They had a pretty good relationship.  Ivy’s pimp contacted one of the Prostitution Outreach programs and even though he knew that their job is help get girls out of the game and that this agency often works on cooperation with law enforcement (LE is the abbreviation in the trick world) he cared about her enough to call and relay information to them that her phone had not been used since the time she left with her very last date.  The man that she was with claimed that he had left her safe and sound after four am.  This information was passed from this agency over to the police and raised many suspicions that were already in place.  This is not public knowledge, don’t ask how I know all of that.
An arrest was finally made a few days ago.  It was the very last date that she saw.  He is an active military marine.  He has been charged with second degree murder.  Hopefully they have enough to pin this bastard and put him away for years.  Working girls go through enough and no one deserves to die.  No one has said yet what information led to his arrest but The Game thinks it had to so with a craigslist post involving the selling of what it believed to be jewelry that he stole from her after killing her.  He was arrested at the airport.  Ivy had just turned 29 years old.  May you rest in peace Ivy.

Even for Honolulu Escorts that didn’t know her, it still shook their world. There were hundreds of girls working the Waikiki Track that night and it could have been anyone of them that got the date that ended their life. I was on the track that night…it could have been me.

Every one is maintaining that there is no proof that Ivy was an escort.  Understand that prostitution is mostly accepted in Hawaii, hence why The Game here is so big and so dangerous.  Police at the bottom are paid off.  And up until only a few years ago, even violent pimping was simply a misdemeanor.  When heat gets too hot they will arrest a cop for the rape of a track girl.  Well that honestly happens about every night so whatever.  Steps are being taken to get law enforcement to take human trafficking more seriously.  Maybe if they did Ivy would still be alive.

For more information on Ivy’s murder and arrest of Nathan Cosby see http://www.khon2.com/2013/06/05/suspect-arrested-in-tourists-murder-family-hoping-for-answers/.

I will update this post as more information becomes available
If any of my information is wrong (and it isn’t) feel free to send me an email and I will happily correct it.

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UPDATE.  NATHANIEL COSBY HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM JAIL DUE TO LACK OF EVIDENCE.  THE POLICE DO HAVE A VIDEO SURVEILLANCE TAPE OF HIM WALKING OUT OF HIS HOTEL WITH A LARGE BAG THE NIGHT OF IVY’S MURDER AND ARE CURRENTLY TESTING IT FOR DNA.  HOPEFULLY SOMETHING WILL COME OF IT.

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2 thoughts on “Murder of Ivy on May 16

  1. Hey Bree! Sorry to reach out to you on a public comment, but I couldn’t find any kind of email address for you. I wanted to get in touch with you about this story. I work on a documentary program for MSNBC called “Sex Slaves” – we try to shed light on human trafficking in the US. We’re looking into this story a little bit to potentially include in an episode that is focusing on Hawaii and Las Vegas, as well as the concept of “high class escorts” and I was wondering if you might be willing to speak with me and answer a few questions that i had on the subject. If you’d be okay with that, please email me. If you’re not comfortable with it, no worries, I understand, though I’d love your help. Thank yoU!

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