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Human remains found at 12,000-foot elevation of Mauna Kea

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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.

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