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Hilo Man Wanted for Questioning in Connection to Kidnapping

September 20, 2017, 1:58 PM HST
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David John Erlenbach. HPD photo.

Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 19-year-old Hilo man wanted for questioning in a kidnapping investigation involving an adult female.

David John Erlenbach is described as 5-feet-11-inches tall, 170 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He has been known to wear prescription-type eyeglasses.

He has a Japanese symbol tattoo on his left shoulder and his date of birth tattooed in Roman numerals on his chest.

Erlenbach resides in the Hilo area.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Hawai‘i Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Fetuutuunai Amuimuia at (808) 961-2278 or via email at [email protected].


Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

This information was provided by the authorities. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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