Skeletal remains found on Tantalus, foul play suspected

UPDATE 3/17/17: Jhun Ley Irorita was indicted by a grand jury for second-degree murder after skeletal remains found in April 2016 were identified as Helen Prestosa. View the full update here.


An investigation is underway after skeletal remains were discovered off Tantalus Drive on Sunday afternoon.

Police say a group doing a cleanup found the remains on a hillside.

Officers are still determining whether the victim was a male or female, or how this person died.

But they do know that “At this time, foul play is involved, just because of certain circumstances,” said Honolulu Police Department Lt. Philip Lavarias.

No arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing. An autopsy is pending.

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