Contractor finds skeletal remains in Kona

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Big Island police are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains at a lot on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona.

Police say around 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 dominic.uyetake@hawaiicounty.gov, or call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.

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