Investigation Underway as Skeletal Remains Found in Kona

A coroner’s inquest investigation has been initiated after the finding of skeletal remains on an unimproved lot on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona.

Hawai`i Police Department officials say that shortly after 2 p.m. on Tuesday 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, 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, or call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.