Police Seek Puna Man Wanted for Questioning in Kidnapping

Media Release:

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 22-year-old Puna man wanted for questioning in connection with a kidnapping which reportedly occurred in Kona with the victim being taken to Puna on Thursday (May 12th). The victim was familiar with the suspect.

Justin Keoki Silva

Justin Keoki Silva

Sought is Justin Silva, described as 5-foot-8, 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Silva should not be approached as police have good reason to believe he is armed and dangerous.

Police ask that anyone knowing his whereabouts call Detective James Gusman at 961-2278 or 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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