Hawaii County police have identified the decomposed remains found in a shallow grave in Aloha Estates in Mountain View as that of Andrew Cawley of Puna.
Cawley’s death has been classified as a second-degree murder.
He was reported missing by his father in December. Cawley was last seen on the morning of Dec. 23 at a friend’s home in Aloha Estates in Mountain View.
Police put out a missing person bulletin on Dec. 30, asking for the public’s help in finding Cawley.
On Jan. 5, a decomposed body was found buried in a shallow grave in the Aloha Estates subdivision.
A positive identification was made by a comparison of dental records, police said.
Police ask if anyone has information related to this investigation to call the department’s non0emergency number at 935-3311 or Detective Jeremy Kubojiri at 961-2378 or email him at email@example.com
Or call Lt. Rio Amon-Wilkins at 961-2252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org