Cremation plans to proceed unless friends and relatives claim remains
Police plan to cremate five bodies being held at the Maui County morgue unless relatives or friends step forward to claim the remains.
Police said the remains are of people who died in unattended deaths, including:
* Anthony James Canipe, 61. He is described as Caucasian, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. He has a multicolored circular tattoo with feathers on his upper left arm. He died March 2.
* Edward Brownell, 53, who is described as Caucasian, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 155 pounds. He has “Sonny” tattooed on his right upper arm and “Rocky” tattooed on his left upper arm. He died March 26.
* Michael Holland, 56, who is described as Caucasian, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 177 pounds. He died June 16.
* Dennis Erde, 62, who is described as Caucasian, 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 240 pounds. He has a tattoo of a lightning bolt on each foot and a 1 inch scar on his right knee. He died June 22.
* Kelly Arnold, 54, who is described as Caucasian, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He died Aug. 13.
If the remains aren’t claimed by relatives, friends, representatives of a fraternal society that the dead person belonged to or any other legal party, the bodies will be cremated within 90 days or shortly afterward, police said.
Anyone wishing to claim any of the remains may call police Capt. John Kaupalolo at 244-6435.