Treasure Island

Andrea Totaro

(December 7,1982)

A Murder That Tainted Paradise


On Christmas Eve 1991,
In Hilo, Hawaii,
A beautiful 23-year-old blonde
Named Dana Marie Ireland
Was savagely attacked
And died the next morning
After being hospitalized-
Tainting Paradise which
Will remain that way
Until the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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I first heard about Dana Ireland's murder on 'Sins & Secrets: Hilo' after I purchased that show from iTunes on my Apple computer.

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