Human Remains Found at Leeward Beach Park - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Human Remains Found at Leeward Beach Park

By Beth Hillyer

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Honolulu police are investigating the discovery of human remains Thursday at Hau Bush park in Ewa Beach.

A fisherman first found some bones a couple of weeks ago but didn't think they were human. All that changed when he uncovered a skull.

The discovery of a shallow grave in a sand dune at this Ewa Beach fishing spot has a lot of people puzzled.

Dwayne Laping found the bones, "Just fishing one afternoon two weeks ago, was clearing sand under my truck and I came upon bones. I thought they were pig bones."

Just to be safe he showed them to a fish and game warden.

"He said looks like two pig bones to him so that was it, " says Laping.

Until the latest discovery. Laping confirms he, "Just found femur and vertebra bones but still couldn't figure out if they belonged to an animal.

But when we see a skull of a human, that completes puzzle, yeah."

Scientists examine the bones to try to determine their age. "It's not ancient, that's all they know but they didn't find all the bones."

For now the campers are helping protect and cover up this site until they say archeologists can come back with the proper digging tools.

And the big question that may never be answered, who is buried in this sand dune?

"Who is it? The identity of the bones, yeah. Maybe the family can have some closure or whatever, " Laping says. 

The campers say they will watch over the skeletal remains until officials remove them.

There was no clothing or identification found along with the bones so this mystery may never be solved.

  • Hawaii News Now headlinesNewsMore>>

  • Six Hawaii post offices to be open this Sunday

    Six Hawaii post offices to be open this Sunday

    Saturday, December 16 2017 5:31 PM EST2017-12-16 22:31:54 GMT
    (Image: Hawaii News Now)(Image: Hawaii News Now)

    HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Postal Service announced that the following six Oahu Post Offices will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sunday to serve its seasonal increase in holiday customers. - Airport (Main) Post Office - Ala Moana Post Office - Kaneohe Post Office - Mililani Post Office - Waialae Kahala Post Office - Waipahu Post Office Postal officials expect Dec...

    More >>

    HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Postal Service announced that the following six Oahu Post Offices will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sunday to serve its seasonal increase in holiday customers. - Airport (Main) Post Office - Ala Moana Post Office - Kaneohe Post Office - Mililani Post Office - Waialae Kahala Post Office - Waipahu Post Office Postal officials expect Dec...

    More >>
  • Gay couple disagrees over consent to have child

    Gay couple disagrees over consent to have child

    Saturday, December 16 2017 4:57 PM EST2017-12-16 21:57:22 GMT
    (Image: Hawaii News Now/file)(Image: Hawaii News Now/file)

    HONOLULU (AP) - Attorneys for a divorced lesbian couple agree that consent to having a baby together is a crucial issue in their child support dispute but disagree over whether both spouses gave it.      The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in a case that national gay rights advocates say they're paying close attention to.      An attorney for the woman who wants to give up her parental rights says her client didn't agree to her then-wife get...

    More >>

    HONOLULU (AP) - Attorneys for a divorced lesbian couple agree that consent to having a baby together is a crucial issue in their child support dispute but disagree over whether both spouses gave it.      The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in a case that national gay rights advocates say they're paying close attention to.      An attorney for the woman who wants to give up her parental rights says her client didn't agree to her then-wife get...

    More >>
  • Modular housing units for homeless are on the move

    Modular housing units for homeless are on the move

    Saturday, December 16 2017 4:35 PM EST2017-12-16 21:35:18 GMT

    WAIANAE, Hawaii  – Modular housing units to be used to shelter those experiencing homelessness in Honolulu are scheduled to be moved to Waianae starting Monday.  The modular units will be placed on a parcel of land acquired by the city at 85-248 Farrington Highway next to the Maluhia Lutheran Church. The oversized loads will be escorted by special duty police officers and leave Honolulu Harbor at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wed...

    More >>

    WAIANAE, Hawaii  – Modular housing units to be used to shelter those experiencing homelessness in Honolulu are scheduled to be moved to Waianae starting Monday.  The modular units will be placed on a parcel of land acquired by the city at 85-248 Farrington Highway next to the Maluhia Lutheran Church. The oversized loads will be escorted by special duty police officers and leave Honolulu Harbor at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wed...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly