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HPD Searches for Missing Kona Woman

February 5, 2016, 11:58 AM HST
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Boiling Pots seen closed here on Sept. 18, 2015 as search and rescue crews searched for Reiswig. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Boiling Pots seen closed here on Sept. 18, 2015 as search and rescue crews searched for Reiswig. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Authorities on the Big Island issued an alert for missing 62-year-old missing Kona woman Jolee Reiswig on Friday.

Reiswig is the same woman who on Sept. 15, 2015, Hawai’i Fire Department personnel spent days searching for after she went missing after floating in the Wailuku River waters at Boiling Pots in Hilo on Sept. 14.

Sergeant Darryl Tolentino told Big Island Now Friday morning that the alert is part of the process and does not indicate that there are any new leads on the case.

“We issue the alert in case for some reason she was able to get out and just didn’t tell anyone,” Sergeant Tolentino said. “It’s part of the process before we close the case since search efforts didn’t find anything.”

HFD officials told Big Island Now in September that Reiswig was on an inflatable tube at Boiling Pots with a companion when they were pulled into rough water. The pair fell off their tubes and into the water. The male companion had reportedly been able to swim safely to the river bank, but Reiswig disappeared.

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Police describe Reiswig as 5-foot-2 and 110 pounds. She is said to have brown hair and green eyes.

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A photo of Reiswig was not immediately available.

Anyone with information regarding Reiswig’s whereabouts should contact Officer Daniel Kuwabara at 961-2213 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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

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