Big Island Police Asking Public’s Help in Identifying Human Remains

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying human remains found in Kona last week.

HPDBadgeShortly after 7:30 a.m. Friday (September 27), Kona patrol officers responded to a report of human remains found in a vacant lot on the south side of Ololi Street in Kailua-Kona.

Officers found the decomposed body of a man believed to be a Caucasian between 50 and 60 years old, about 5-foot-3 and 150 pounds. All his upper teeth were capped. He was wearing shorts made of sweatshirt material, water socks and a jade crucifix hanging from a string around his neck. Found near the body was a dark backpack. The man may have been living on the empty lot.

An autopsy performed Friday determined that he died of natural causes.

Police ask anyone who may know his identity to contact Detective Joshua Lewis at 326-4646, extension 228, or

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Kona Police to Fly to Alaska to Pick Up Man Wanted on Failure to Appear on Drunk Driving

Hat tip to Ian Lind for alerting us about this waste of money.

From the Anchorage Daily News:

A Kona, Hawaii, man who fled his sunny home state to escape an arrest warrant is cooling his heels in a Palmer jail after a savvy police detective found him in the Butte. ….arrested 32-year-old Tyler Ferguson last Thursday without incident…
…He found out Ferguson was wanted in Hawaii County, on the Big Island, for failing to appear in court on a driving under the influence charge, Turney said….
… State judicial service officials are now awaiting an extradition warrant issued through the governor’s offices of Hawaii and Alaska. That can take 60 to 90 days, said Trooper Rick Pyles, with judicial services. Ferguson could waive extradition and get back faster, Pyles said.

It will be officers from Kona doing the escorting..

More here

I wonder how many officers this is going to take… and funny how they can find a person who’s wanted for a DUI in another State, but they can’t find half the criminals in our own backyards?