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Police searching for 50 year-old Hilo man reported missing


Ronald Kahapea

Ronald Kahapea

Big Island police are searching for a 50-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing.

Ronald Kahapea of Hilo was last seen at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday (November 8) on Banyan Drive.

He is described as 5-foot-7, 141 pounds with black short-length hair, brown eyes and a mustache. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, an unknown color t-shirt, a black North Face jacket and white New Balance shoes.

He has a medical condition that requires medication.

Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call 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 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

UPDATED (11/10/11)

Police have found the body of Ronald Kahapea

One Response to “Police searching for 50 year-old Hilo man reported missing”

  1. nosake says:

    Why is it we never get the back story when these people are found? Like, John Doe ran away from home. Jane Doe decided life with Bill was better than life with Fred.

    There are so many missing adult reports it makes you wonder.


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