UPDATE – (1 p.m. on Friday, September 23)
- Police on Friday identified the skeletal remains found earlier this month on an undeveloped lot off of Kuakini Highway as those of missing 80-year-old Ronald Brown of Kailua-Kona. Police say foul play is not suspected.
From the Hawaiʻi Police Department:
Hawai’i Island Police have identified the skeletal remains found on September 2, 2022, on an undeveloped lot off of Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona, as 80-year-old Ronald Brown, of Kailua-Kona. Positive identification was established via dental records.
Brown was previously reported as a missing person and was last seen on August 29, 2021 on Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona.
Detective’s from the Area II Criminal Investigation Section are continuing the investigation to determine the cause of death. Foul play is not suspected.