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HPD Seeks Missing Ka‘u Man

July 8, 2021, 5:01 PM HST
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Travis “Pono” Aukai
Travis “Pono” Aukai. PC: HPD

Authorities are looking for a Big Island man who went missing from the Hawai´i Ocean View Estates (HOVE) Subdivision.

Hawaiʻi County Police have issued a public missing persons report for 40-year-old Travis “Pono” Aukai, of Ka‘u, who was last seen leaving his residence in HOVE during the morning hours of Thursday, July 8, 2021. He has not been seen since.

Aukai is believed to be operating a gold 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck with the license plates “ZEU 288.” He is described as 5-feet, 8-inches tall, weighing approximately 145 pounds, with a light skin complexion, black hair and brown eyes.

Police are asking that anyone with information on Aukai’s whereabouts call the department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311, or Detective Tyler Prokopec at (808) 326-4646 extension 224. They may also send an email to [email protected].       

Citizens who wish to remain anonymous can make an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300 and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers does not record any calls or subscribe to caller ID.

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