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Police Renew Request for Help Finding Missing Japanese Tourist

April 3, 2013, 1:16 PM HST
* Updated April 4, 9:00 AM
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Police are renewing their request for the public’s help finding a Japanese tourist who has been missing since Feb. 13.

Hiromichi Yoshino, 51, was last seen shortly before 9 a.m. that day in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Yoshino’s rented vehicle, a burgundy-colored Kia four-door sedan, was found at the end of Highway 130 in Kalapana, near the lava-viewing area.

The vehicle, which was unlocked, was believed to have been there since Feb. 14.

Yoshino may have been staying at a bed-and-breakfast in Volcano Village.


Anyone with information on the missing man is asked to contact Det. Wendall Carter at 961-2378 or via email at [email protected] or the police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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