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HPD Joins Search for Missing Furlough Inmate

November 20, 2015, 9:18 AM HST
* Updated November 20, 9:23 AM
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The Hawai’i Police Department has joined in on the search for Hale Nani Correctional Facility escapee Scottie Yanagawa.

Twenty-nine-year-old Yanagawa is a furlough inmate at the facility who was out on a day pass and failed to return for his scheduled check-in at 2 p.m.

HPD officials, along with State Sheriffs, were notified by the State of Hawai’i Department of Public Safety of his failure to return.

Yanagawa is described as 5-foot-5 and 165 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, and tattoos of skulls on his left hand and upper arm, as well as tribal tattoos running down his right arm.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.


Those who prefer to remain anonymous can call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

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