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Police locate man reported missing, last seen in Hilo


John W. Stephens Jr.

John W. Stephens Jr.

Big Island police are looking for a 61-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing.

John W. Stephens Jr. has a medical condition that may require medication. He may be on Oahu.

He was last seen at a home on Pakalana Street in Hilo on Friday evening (September 28). He was wearing blue denim jeans and gray T-shirt.

He is described as Caucasian, about 5-foot-8, about 136 pounds, with thinning white hair, light eyes and a fair complexion. He has a scar across the top middle of his head and usually wears a baseball cap. He also uses reading glasses.

Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call Detective Wendell Carter at 961-2378 or email him at Callers may also dial 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 MEDIA RELEASE (10/3/12 6:48 p.m.)

John W. Stephens Jr. has been located.

He was found in good health on Oahu.

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