Police ID human remains found in empty lot in Kailua-Kona

  • Kevin Anderson, 2013 image HPD

KAILUA-KONA — Big Island police have identified the skeletal remains found on Dec. 12 on an empty lot off of Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona.

Police on Thursday identified remains as belonging to Kevin Anderson, a 52-year-old Kailua-Kona man. Positive identification was established by dental records, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

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Kevin Anderson was reported missing on July 18, 2013, when he had left his residence on foot to go swimming at Honl’s beach in Kailua-Kona, police said. When he failed to return, his mother reported him missing. He was visiting from the mainland at the time and staying with family.

The investigation to determine the cause of death is ongoing.

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Anyone who may have information regarding Anderson should contact Detective Dominic Uyetake at (808) 326-4646, ext. 228, or Dominic.uyetake@hawaiicounty.gov, or call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.

Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.