Missing Hilo Man Might Be On Oahu

10/3/12 UPDATE: He has been located safe on Oahu.

Big Island police are looking for a 61-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing.

John W. Stephens Jr.

John W. Stephens Jr. has a medical condition that may require medication. He may be on Oahu.

He was last seen at a home on Pakalana Street in Hilo on Friday evening (September 28). He was wearing blue denim jeans and gray T-shirt.

He is described as Caucasian, about 5-foot-8, about 136 pounds, with thinning white hair, light eyes and a fair complexion. He has a scar across the top middle of his head and usually wears a baseball cap. He also uses reading glasses.

Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call Detective Wendell Carter at 961-2378 or email him at wcarter@co.hawaii.hi.us. Callers may also dial the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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