Yachting couple Malcolm "Mac" and Eleanor "Muff" Graham, from San Diego, were killed on Palmyra. The subsequent trial revealed they were most likely killed for their sailboat, the Sea Wind
, and the food stores on board. Ex-convict and federal fugitive Buck Walker and girlfriend Stephanie Stearns, who were living on the island at the time, sailed into Ala Wai Yacht Harbor near Waikiki aboard the repainted Sea Wind
and were arrested for theft.