Endangered 36-year-old Keaʻau woman located in good health
Update: Hawai‘i Island police report that 36-year-old Elissa Karstu, who was previously reported as missing, was located Feb. 23 in Hilo in good health.
Original story: Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 36-year-old Elissa Karstu of Kea’au. She was reported missing and is considered endangered because she is in need of medication for a medical condition.
Karstu was last seen on Feb. 20, 2023 at 8 p.m. in the area of 40th Avenue in Orchidland.
Karstu is described as Caucasian, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 130 pounds, with brown eyes and a fair complexion. She has a shaved head and a tattoo with writing on her neck.
She was last seen wearing a black durag, black shirt, blue and tan flannel jacket, and black and blue yoga pants.
Police ask anyone with information on Karstu’s whereabouts to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311, attention Officer Kimberly Palea-Springer.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers number at 808-961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.