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76-year-old Puna man disappeared nearly two months ago

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William Romeo Bishop Sr.

Have you seen 76-year-old William Romeo Bishop Sr.? The elderly man from Puna went missing just weeks after the beginning of the year and Big Island police are asking the public again for any information that could help find him.

Bishop is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds, Caucasian with a light complexion, gray hair and green eyes.

No one has heard from or seen him since the afternoon of Jan. 22 in the area of his home on 22nd Avenue in Hawaiian Paradise Park. His family is concerned for his well-being and offering a cash reward for information that could lead to finding him.


“Still no word from this missing man that I posted about earlier,” said Ellen O’Dunn of Volcano in a Feb. 7 post in the Volcano Out & About – PUBLIC group on Facebook, adding that Bishop’s friends and family are frantic.

Bishop’s 2019 Toyota Corolla was recovered and Hawai‘i Police Department detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the vehicle’s discovery.

Anyone with information about Bishop’s whereabouts is asked to call the Hawai‘i Police Department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311 or contact Detective Scotty Aloy with the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 808-961-2381 or via email at [email protected]. Those who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.


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