LIHU`E, KAUA`I (Ben Caxton) — The Kaua`i Police Department’s Crime Scene and Laboratory Unit has positively identified the pilot and six passengers aboard the helicopter that crashed the day after Christmas in Koke`e. All seven victims were recently confirmed through KPD’s forensic work – with help from a new, advanced form of DNA technology. Kaua`i Police Chief Todd G. Raybuck said the findings would have typically taken weeks but were completed in-house within a short period of time using the “Applied Biosystems RapidHIT ID System from Thermo Fisher Scientific that was added to KPD’s arsenal of tools in 2019. The pilot was positively identified as 69-year-old Paul Matero of Wailua. Four of the six passengers were confirmed to be a family from Switzerland – 50-year-old Sylvie Winteregg, 49-year-old Christophe Winteregg, 13-year-old Alice Winteregg and 10-year-old Agathe Winteregg. The other two passengers were confirmed to be 47-year-old Amy Gannon and 13-year-old Jocelyn Gannon of Madison, Wisconsin.