Hawaii police arrest man in Ivy Harris case

Arrest in Ivy Harris case
Nathaniel Crosby as seen in a booking photo. (KOIN 6 News, courtesy LIN Media)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 38-year-old man was arrested by Honolulu police in connection with the death of Ivy Harris, the Portland tourist found slain near Oahu in May.

Nathaniel Crosby was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, police officials told KOIN 6 News.

Harris was in Hawaii to celebrate her 29th birthday with friends and her boyfriend.

She was last seen in the early hours of May 16 talking outside a bar in Waikiki with an unknown man. Her naked body was found May 20 in bushes in a remote area of Oahu about 30 miles away.

At that time, the medical examiner said the cause and manner of Harris’ death is “Deferred pending further investigation.”

Andre Miller, Ivanice  Harris’ childhood friend, had his first look Wednesday night at a photo of the man suspected of strangling her to death.

“Honestly man, looking at that makes me real angry,” Miller said.

Far from bringing closure for Harris’ family and friends, the arrest of the man suspected in her death — and actually seeing his face —  has given them a small taste of what they want a lot more of:  justice.

“He was arrested on second-degree murder charges,” Miller said. “…The family was hoping for more.”

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