The Hawai`i Police Department has identified the body discovered in a remote area of Eden Roc as 49-year-old Sean Nephi Kuhia of Volcano.
On August 17 at about 10:26 am, Puna Patrol officers responded to the Eden Roc Subdivision after receiving a report of a body on an unpaved roadway. Upon conducting several checks, police located the body of a male victim.
Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section are continuing this investigation which is classified as a second-degree murder.
Kuhia was last seen during the late evening hours of August 16, on Leila Road in Fern Forest.
On August 18, an autopsy was performed and concluded that the victim died as a result of multiple blunt force trauma injuries. The manner of death was ruled homicide.
Police are asking for anyone with information on this incident or who may have been in the area of Leila Road on the evening of August 16, to contact Detective Scotty Aloy at (808) 961-2375 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.