12-19-18 Coroner’s inquest investigation

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Division, Area II
Lieutenant Roylen Valera
Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 230
Report No. 18-026591




Media Release

Big Island Police have initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation after the finding of skeletal remains on an unimproved lot on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona.

Shortly after 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, (December 18), Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a contractor who unearthed what appeared to be human bones. The construction worker ceased work and detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Division responded to continue the investigation.

On Wednesday, (December 19), detectives recovered more bones and personal items from the scene, and are following up on leads as to the identity of the deceased.

Police ask that anyone who may have information regarding the remains to call Detective Dominic Uyetake at (808) 326-4646 ext. 228 or via email at dominic.uyetake@hawaiicounty.gov, or call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.


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