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Inmate Fails to Return to Correctional Facility

September 30, 2016, 9:52 AM HST
* Updated September 30, 9:56 AM
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Shawn Travis Ka‘awa. HPD photo.

Shawn Travis Ka‘awa. HPD photo.

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 34-year-old Puna man who was reported as an escapee from the Hale Nani correctional facility.

Shawn Travis Ka‘awa was last seen at the correctional facility on Sept. 15 at about 2 p.m.

He is described as a “local male,” 5-foot-4, 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a tribal-style sleeve tattoo on his left forearm, a tattoo of the word “HAWAII” on the back of his left hand, the letters “K-A-U” across the fingers of his left hand, and other assorted tattoos on his legs, back and right arm.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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