Big Island Police Searching for Man Who Disappeared Visiting the Big Island in 2007

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 23-year-old man who disappeared in 2007 while visiting from the mainland.


Sean Ryan

Sean Ryan of California was last seen at a friend’s home in the Fern Acres subdivision in upper Puna on August 12, 2007. At the time of his disappearance, he may have been wearing white shorts or blue flannel pajama bottoms and likely did not have on a shirt. Ryan suffers from a medical condition that requires medication.

Ryan is described as 5-foot-10, 160 pounds with a slim build and short blond hair that is curly on top. When last seen, he was not wearing the glasses depicted in the photograph provided.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call Lieutenant Gregory Esteban of the Criminal Investigation Section at (808)961-2252 or email at gesteban@hawaiicounty.gov. Callers may also call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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