HPD Seeks Public Help Finding Missing Man

February 21, 2022, 7:35 AM HST
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John Kaʻauwai

Authorities are seeking the public’s help locating a man reported missing.

Sixty-six-year-old John Kaʻauwai was last seen in Keaʻau on foot, possibly heading to the Hilo area. He is described as a local male, 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds. He has shoulder-length grey hair, grey beard and a tan complexion. Hawaii police say Kaauwai has a tattoo “prick” on his left hand.

He was last seen wearing a brown jacket, blue jeans and black slippers.

Anyone with information on Kaʻauwai’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the police department’s non-emergency number at 808-935-3311.

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