Police have identified a body found near Hilo as a 44-year-old Hawaiian Acres man who was initially reported missing and later determined to be a murder victim.
Dante Peter Gilman was identified through dental records.
Police are withholding a cause of death pending additional forensic analysis. Police are also working with an anthropologist from the Joint POW Accounting Command/Central Identification Laboratory from the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Oahu to perform additional examinations.
A murder investigation into Gilman’s disappearance was initiated and Claude Keone Krause and his cousin, Kawena Krause, were both charged in that case.
On Friday (January 18), while conducting a search in the area for Gilman’s body, police discovered a different body later identified through dental records as 38-year old Shayne Yoshi Kalani Kobayashi. Investigators believe foul play is involved in his death and are awaiting additional pathology and toxicology findings to determine the exact cause of death.
- from HPD reports
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