Public assistance needed in search of 17-year-old runaway girl

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Kelis Garmon-Mercado

Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Kelis Garmon-Mercado of Hilo, who was reported as a runaway.
Garmon-Mercado was last seen in the 1700 block of Kinoole Street in Hilo, on Oct. 14 at 4:25 p.m. wearing a grey hoody sweater, black shorts, blue slippers and carrying a book in her hand.
She is described as local, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 250 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311.


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