State officials say they’re working to figure out what to do with possible skeletal remains found at a beach along Oahu’s North Shore.
Cheryl Oga of Waialua said she was shocked to discover what appeared to be “a skull, arm bones and a spine” scattered along the shoreline while fishing at Mokuleia Beach two weeks ago.
“There’s not enough sand to build up the beach so probably the rain and waves caused the erosion, and that’s how the bones came out from underneath,” Oga said.
Ron Okimoto, executive director of nearby YMCA Camp Erdman, said the organization was first alerted to the remains by another beachgoer in November. He told Hawaii News Now that Honolulu police and representatives of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources came out and placed a marker at the site.
“The representative told me they’d be back, and we’re still waiting for them to come back,” Okimoto said.
The department said it is “aware of the situation, and is working with the appropriate state agencies, Camp Erdman staff, and community to address it.”