Police Seek Public’s Help Finding Missing Puna Woman

March 18, 2021, 10:40 AM HST
* Updated March 18, 12:00 PM
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Hawai‘i Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Kurtistown woman who was reported missing.

Twenty-seven-year-old Dareece Soares was reported missing by her family. She was last seen on Friday, March 12, 2021, at 8 p.m. at a residence in Kurtistown.

Soares is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds, with dark brown eyes and long black hair extending past the shoulder. She was last seen wearing a black top, jeans, black shoes, and a white backpack-style purse. Soares has a traditional Japanese style tattoo consisting of koi fish and flowers on her left arm extending just past sleeve length and a tattoo of a dove on her right shoulder blade.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 808-961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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