POSTED: 4:51 p.m. HST, Aug 2, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 2:19 a.m. HST, Aug 3, 2013
Hawaii County police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case after human remains were found on Mauna Kea.
On Tuesday, police received a report of human remains discovered at a remote location at the 12,000-foot elevation of Mauna Kea.
On Friday, police conducted a check of the area with the assistance of officers from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources and a ranger from the Office of Mauna Kea Management and found the remains.
Detectives are conducting checks to determine identity of the remains.