Skeletal remains of body identified 07-30-04

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
EAST HAWAII CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
ACTING LIEUTENANT GREG ESTEBAN
PHONE: 961-2252
JULY 30, 2004

MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE

Police have identified the body of a person whose skeletal remains were found Saturday evening (July 24, 2004) in the Fern Acres subdivision of Puna.

He was identified as Carl E. New, 44, of a Fern Acres address. New was identified Wednesday (July 28, 2004) through dental records.

Puna patrol officers had responded to a 6:40 p.m. call on Saturday reporting the discovery of skeletal remains near a residence on Pikake Street.

New, of a Pikake Street address, had been reported missing in June. New was last seen on June 13, 2004, in the general area of where the body was discovered.

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