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Police find 50 year-old woman reported missing in Hilo


Big Island police have located 50-year-old Cheryl Pavao, who was reported missing.

She was found Saturday (September 19) in Hilo in good health.


The Hawai’i Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a 50-year-old woman who has been missing from her Hilo care home since Thursday (September 17).

Cheryl Pavao was last seen leaving her care home on Hokulani Street at 6:30 a.m. as a passenger in the Hawaii Economic Opportunity Council transport van. Pavao was transported to Hale O’luea Clubhouse on Kilauea Avenue and was expected to return to the care home at 3 p.m. She has not been seen since.

Pavao has been known to travel to the Puna area, specifically Hawaiian Paradise Park. She suffers from a medical condition that requires medication.

She is described as 5-foot-one, 108 pounds with a slim build, tan complexion and shoulder-length brown hair. Pavao was last seen wearing a brown jacket and blue denim jeans.

Police ask that anyone with information on her whereabouts call Officer Blaine Morishita at 961-2211 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

3 Responses to “Police find 50 year-old woman reported missing in Hilo”

  1. police how do you espect us to help when we dont know how she look like where s her picture

  2. brad80 says:

    great job police get all the drunks of the road did you know motorcycle people drink too get them of the road if their drunk too its the law everyone dont drink and drive make our highways safe

  3. Mike Daak says:

    As an update – she has also disappeared today, 12/8/2-19, with the same mode of escape – after being transported to the same Clubhouse (via official Clubhouse transportation). The police have been notified and a photo has been provided. This person will not know her home address or phone number. She is also in need of insulin and other medication. Please call 935-3311, the Hawaii Police Department.


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