Man Reported Missing in 2020 Is Found and Arrested for Outstanding Warrant
UPDATE: Hawaiʻi Island police have located 47-year-old Derek Lee Kalani Aiona, who was reported missing in August 2020.
Aiona was located located in good health at a residence in Kea‘au on Sept. 25, 2022. Upon being located, Aiona was arrested for an outstanding electronic traffic warrant.
Big Island police are again asking the public to help with finding a man who’s been missing for more than two years.
The Hawai‘i Police Department says 47-year-old Derek Lee Kalani Aiona was reported missing in August 2020. He is thought to reside in the Puna district; however, he has no known permanent address.
Aiona is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 220 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes.
Police interviewed witnesses who report they recently were in contact with Aiona and he is well, but avoiding police contact. Aiona also has an outstanding traffic warrant issued in December 2020.
Anyone who might have information about Aiona’s whereabouts is asked to call the police department’s nonemergency line at 808-935-3311 or contact Detective Blaine Morishita with the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 808-961-2385 or via email at [email protected].
Those who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.