Remains Found in Kona Identified

The Hawai`i Police Department has identified the skeletal remains found on December 12 on an empty lot off of Ali’i Drive in Kailua-Kona.

Police officials say they have been identified as 52-year-old Kevin Anderson of Kailua-Kona. Positive identification was established by dental records.

Anderson was reported missing on July 18, 2013 when he had left his residence on foot to go swimming at Honl’s Beach. When he failed to return home between 10 a.m., and 12 p.m, his mother reported him missing.

Police are continuing the investigation to determine the cause of death.

Anyone who may have information regarding Anderson is asked to call Detective Dominic Uyetake at (808) 326-4646 ext. 228 or via e-mail at or call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.