Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying human remains found in Kona last week.
Shortly after 7:30 a.m. Friday, 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 50-60 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 determined the man died of natural causes.
Anyone who may know his identity is asked to contact Detective Joshua Lewis at 326-4646, ext. 228, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who prefer anonymity may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.