ANOTHER MISSING PERSON REPORTED! Police Searching for Missing Puna Man… Do We Have a Serial Killer on the Big Island

Editors Note: I hate to say this… but I’m wondering if we may have one or more serial killers on this island.

Media Release:

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 38-year-old Puna man who was reported missing.

Shayne Yoshi Kalani Kobayashi

Shayne Yoshi Kalani Kobayashi

Shayne Yoshi Kalani Kobayashi of Pāhoa is described as part Hawaiian, about 5-foot-8, about 212 pounds with brown eyes, medium-length black hair and a mustache and goatee.

Kobayashi was last seen at his Pāhoa home on December 11.

Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call Detective Todd Pataray at 961-2382 or email him at tpataray@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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.

 

4 Responses

  1. There are so many missing people it sure does make me wonder about a serial killer.

  2. the thing i have found interesting in your most recent listing of missing people is the number of young women and the similarities between them.local looking girls between the ages 16 and 17 standing between 5 feet and 5″2. primarily from the Hilo area. should have someone scratching there head and asking questions.

  3. While I’m concerned with the uptick in Big Island homicides, I wouldn’t conclude that we have serial killer in our midst. Drug abuse, yes. Economical depression, yes. Serial killer(s)? Nah.

  4. If it were serial killers, wouldn’t they (the Krause cousins) already be in custody then?

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