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Police investigating remains discovered at Hilo cemetery

Image source: Hollyn Johnson, staff photographer of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald Image source: Hollyn Johnson, staff photographer of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald
HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Big Island police are investigating the discovery of human remains in a cemetery in Hilo.

Monday (January 13,) at about 1:49 p.m., police responded to Veteran's Cemetery No. 2 off Laimana Street in Hilo after workers preparing a burial site made a discovery of skeletal remains.

An archaeologist who responded to the scene informed police that the remains do not appear to be ancient.

The incomplete set of remains was taken to Hilo Medical Center pending an examination by the medical examiner.

In addition, detectives will be conferring with anthropologists from Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) on Oahu to conduct additional analysis of the remains.

Detectives are also researching historical information on the parcel where the remains were found.

Police ask that anyone with information on this incident or who may possess historical photos or information on the property to contact Detective Robert Almeida at 961-2386 or email at ralmeida@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.  

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