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Hawaii island police ID remains as missing musician

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:12 p.m. HST, Mar 14, 2014

Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Human remains found in South Kohala on Monday have been identified through dental records as 37-year-old Robert Keawe Lopaka Ryder of Kailua-Kona, according to a Hawaii County police news release issued Thursday afternoon.

On Jan. 17, Ryder's family reported that they had not heard from him since Thanksgiving 2013. 

During an autopsy conducted on Wednesday, the medical examiner determined that the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and that the manner of death was homicide. 

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section are investigating the case as a murder. 

Detectives located the human remains at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday on vacant land between Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Puako Beach Drive.

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rayhawaii wrote:
Enough bizzare murders over there to make a TV series.
on March 14,2014 | 06:46AM
cojef wrote:
Read an account by another media source that an accomplice to the homicide led the police to the site.
on March 14,2014 | 07:23AM
Bully wrote:
It shouldn't be hard to find the killer. He's probably still in the neighborhood.
on March 14,2014 | 09:19AM
lokela wrote:
Unfortunately he probably got involved with the wrong crowd.
on March 14,2014 | 12:14PM
iwanaknow wrote:
The good die young?
on March 14,2014 | 05:15PM
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