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HONOLULU» Au­thor­i­ties in Hawaii were search­ing Tues­day for a man de­scribed by a pros­e­cu­tor as fit­ting the pro­file of a se­rial killer who es­caped from the state’s psy­chi­atric hos­pi­tal out­side Honolulu and flew to Maui.

Ran­dall Saito, who was found not guilty of a 1979 mur­der by rea­son of Ran­dall

in­san­ity, left Hawaii Saito

State Hos­pi­tal on Sun­day.

Maui County po­lice said the 59-year-old Saito flew to Maui but they didn’t know where he was.

“He is a very dan­ger­ous in­di­vid­ual,” said Wayne Tashima, a Honolulu pros­e­cu­tor who ar­gued in 2015 against Saito re­ceiv­ing passes to leave the hos­pi­tal grounds with­out an es­cort.

Saito was com­mit­ted to the hos­pi­tal in 1981 af­ter be­ing ac­quit­ted by rea­son of in­san­ity of the mur­der of San­dra Ya­mashiro.

She had been shot and re­peat­edly stabbed be­fore her body was found in her car at a Honolulu shop­ping mall.

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