Honokaʻa Fire Investigation Continues: Hawaii Police

Police continue to look into the cause of a fire and the discovery of remains in a house in Honokaʻa.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section, evidence specialists, a Hawaiʻi Fire Department fire inspector, the fire and explosion investigators and an accelerant-detecting canine combed through the debris searching for evidence.

The remains were recovered from an area that was previously a bedroom. Detectives and the medical examiner will be recovering DNA during the post mortem examination for identification purposes.

On Tuesday (December 11) at about 8:21 p.m., police and fire personnel responded to a home in Āhualoa in upper Honokaʻa after receiving a report of a structure fire and found the structure fully engulfed. Police determined that there was an occupant of the residence who was unaccounted for.

Police and fire personnel discovered the remains after extinguishing the fire.

The structure was deemed a total loss.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case contact Detective Joel Field at 961-2381 or jfield@co.hawaii.hi.us.

-HPD

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