Update: Missing 12-year-old found in Puna
Update: Big Island police say Justine Kawa‘a was located in good health in Puna. Police thank the public for its assistance.
Original story: Big Island police are asking the public for its help to find a missing girl.
The Hawai‘i Police Department says 12-year-old Justine Kawa‘a, who was initially reported as a runaway but because of her age is considered to be endangered, was last seen at 10:30 a.m. Saturday on Kino‘ole Street in Hilo, wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans.
She is described as 5 feet tall, 146 pounds, with medium-length brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information that can assist in safely locating Justine is asked to call 911 or contact police dispatch at 808-935-3311.