Big Island Police Searching for Missing 72-Year-Old Puna Man Who Requires Medication

1/28/14 UPDATE: Hawaiʻi Island police have located 72-year-old Yukiwo Tara, who was reported missing from Hawaiian Paradise Park.  He was found unharmed Monday afternoon in Hilo.

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 72-year-old Puna man who was reported missing.

Yukiwo Tara

Yukiwo Tara

Yukiwo Tara was last seen at his Hawaiian Paradise Park home on Friday (January 24).

He is described as Micronesian, 5-foot-4, 200 pounds with brown eyes and salt-and-pepper hair. He was last seen wearing blue pants, a T-shirt and white shoes and was using a cane.

He has a medical condition that requires medication.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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