2-23-21 Police Identify Aloha Estates Murder Victim

Hawai‘i Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section – Area I
Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins
Phone: (808) 961-2252
Report No.: 20-099083

Media Release

Hawai‘i Island police have identified the male victim whose body was found buried in a shallow grave in the Aloha Estates subdivision of Puna, on January 5, 2021, as 34-year-old Andrew Cawley.

Due to the victim’s stage of decomposition, positive identification was made by comparison of dental records.

The Area I Criminal Investigation Section is continuing this investigation which is classified as a second-degree murder.

Police ask that anyone who may have information relative to this investigation to call the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311, or Detective Jeremy Kubojiri of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2378 or email jeremy.kubojiri@hawaiicounty.gov. Or they can call Lieutenant Rio Amon-Wilkins of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2252 or email rio.amon-wilkins@hawaiicounty.gov.


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