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Teen Previously Reported as Runaway Located in Good Health

August 3, 2022, 3:08 PM HST
* Updated August 3, 3:10 PM
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Eleiana Saunoa

Update: Police reported Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 3, that 15-year-old Eleiana Saunoa, who was previously reported as a runaway, was located July 29, in good health in Puna.

Original story: Big Island police are asking for the public’s help with locating a missing teenager.

The Hawai‘i Police Department reports that 15-year-old Eleiana Saunoa was reported as a runaway. She was last seen at 7 p.m. Monday, July 18, in Pepe‘ekeō in the area of Kau Hale Olu Apartments. She was wearing a white midriff top and black sweatpants.

Saunoa is described as Hawaiian, about 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing 100 pounds with a small build.

Anyone with information about Saunoa’s whereabouts is asked to call the police department’s nonemergency line at 808-935-3311 or contact Officer Oliver Agustin at [email protected].

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