East Hawaii News

Police Continue Search for Missing Plumber

November 14, 2014, 4:03 PM HST
* Updated November 14, 4:05 PM
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The Hawai’i Police Department says it is continuing to search for missing 44-year-old Kea’au man Jeffrey Meek.

Meek was last seen in Pepe’ekeo on Saturday. Since his disappearance, searches have been conducted on the ground and also through the air with the help of a Hawai’i County Fire Department helicopter. The most recent aerial search for Meek was done Friday morning.

On the ground, detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section, Vice Section and Juvenile Aid Section are actively searching for Meek. Various reports say that volunteers have also attempted to aid in the search.

HPD says it has recovered several of Meek’s items, including his 1986 faded blue Ford pickup truck, which he was last seen driving. Also recovered were several unknown items that are believed to belong to the missing plumber.

A police spokesperson also responded to reports of using cell phone “pinging” to track Meek’s location. Through a release, HPD says that it is using “more reliable methods to track the location of the phone” and said that the website mentioned by the family in those reports has a disclaimer that says its information may not be accurate.

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Meek is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-8, and 185 pounds with blue eyes and balding brown hair. He normally wears a white cowboy hat and blue jeans.

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Police ask for anyone to come forward with information on Meek’s whereabouts and also ask those who may have seen Meek or his vehicle on the day of his disappearance to provide any information available. Information can be given to Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378 or HPD’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Anonymous tips can be phoned in to Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

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