Update: Big Island police finding missing 16-year-old girl in good health

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Shaelynn Gomes

Update: Shaelynn Gomes was found in good health in Hilo.

Original post: Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Shaelynn Gomes, who was reported as a runaway.
Gomes was last seen in the area of Ponahawai and Kapiolani streets in Hilo on Jan. 6, 2023, around 11:00 p.m.

She was wearing purple sweat pants, a dark blue hoodie and black sandals.
She is described as having a slim build, 5 feet 1 inch tall, 100 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. 
Police ask anyone with information on Gomes’ whereabouts to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311.


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