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Police ID Human Remains Discovered in Puna

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Hawai‘i Police have identified the male victim whose body was found buried in a shallow grave in the Aloha Estates subdivision of Puna, as 34-year-old Andrew Cawley.

Cawley was discovered on Jan. 5, shortly after 2 p.m. Puna Patrol officers responded to the area of Road 16 in Aloha Estates after receiving a report that area residents had located buried human remains.

Due to the victim’s stage of decomposition, positive identification was made by comparison of dental records.

The Area I Criminal Investigation Section is continuing this investigation which is classified as a second-degree murder.

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Police ask that anyone who may have information relative to this investigation to call the police department’s non-emergency number at 808-935-3311, or Detective Jeremy Kubojiri of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 808-961-2378 or email [email protected] Or they can call Lt. Rio Amon-Wilkins of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 808-961-2252 or email [email protected]

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