Skeletal remains identified as those of missing Kona man

Hawaii Island police have identified the skeletal remains found on Sept. 2 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 Aug. 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.

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