UPDATE: Police locate endangered Big Island man
Hawai‘i Island police report that 68-year-old Wayne Knapstad, who was previously reported as missing, was located in Volcano on Sunday, July 9, 2023, in good health.
Big Island police are asking the public for assistance with locating a missing Puna man who is considered endangered because of his age.
The Hawai‘i Police Department says 68-year-old Wayne Knapstad of Volcano was last seen at 2:30 p.m. July 3 in the Volcano area. Knapstad is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing approximately 155 pounds, balding with white hair, white goatee, a light complexion and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue jacket and a black baseball cap.
Anyone who might have information about Knapstad’s whereabouts is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311. Those who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.