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Maui Police: 5 Unclaimed Remains at Forensic Facility

September 11, 2017, 12:23 PM HST
* Updated September 12, 5:36 AM
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The Maui Police Department reports that their forensic facility currently has five unclaimed remains at its forensic facility.

Maui Police Department Forensic Facility in Wailuku. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Department officials tell us they hope to get in touch with family members of the deceased.

The remains include individuals whose date of death ranges from April 2017 to July of 2017.

Identities of all have been confirmed and are available in a listing posted below.

Maui police say if they are not able to locate any next of kin within a reasonable amount of time, they are submitted for disposition and the bodies remain at the facility until the mortuary gets approval from MedQuest to cremate.


Unclaimed remains include the following:


John Doe (unknown)
Date of Death: 04/23/17
Height: Undetermined
Weight: 35 lbs.
Eyes: Undetermined
Hair: Undetermined
Identifying marks: None
Body was found in an advanced stage of decomposition
Additional info: Found on 04/23/17 about two miles above Kaiwahine Street in Kihei.

Eric Wittmer
Date of Death: 06/12/17
Date of Birth: 11/01/58
Height: Unavailable
Weight: Unavailable
Eyes: Light brown
Hair: Brown/gray; facial hair
Identifying marks: Scar on right lower leg

Christopher Altman
Date of Death: 04/30/17
Date of Birth: 06/24/62
Height: 6’
Weight: 168 lbs.
Eyes: Undetermined
Hair: Dark gray; facial hair
Identifying marks: Tattoo of skull/wings and “AIRBORNE” on left upper arm
Body was found in an advanced stage of decomposition


Roger Derka
Date of Death: 07/20/17
DOB is 02/05/45 (72)
Height: 5’6”
Weight: 90 lbs.
Eyes: Undetermined
Hair: Gray; facial hair
Identifying marks: None
Body was found in an advanced stage of decomposition
Additional info: Found on 07/20/17 at a residence in Lahaina.

Horst Rickenstof
Date of Death: 07/22/17
DOB is 02/09/36 (81)
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 133 lbs.
Eyes: Undetermined
Hair: Brown/gray
Identifying marks: None
Additional info: Found on 07/22/17 at a residence in Kihei.

Anyone with information is asked to call (808) 463-3833.

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