Big Island Police Still Looking for 16 Year Old Missing Since Christmas

Media Release:

Big Island police are renewing their request for help in locating a 16-year-old Miloli’i boy, who was reported missing.

Vernon Kahele

Vernon Kahele

Vernon Kahele was last seen on Christmas Day (December 25). He is described as Samoan-Hawaiian, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-9, 135-150 pounds with dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call Officer Robert Sakata at 326-4646, extension 276, 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.

4 Responses

  1. leave maii brother alone and let him be a fucked up son of a bitch gosh

  2. jon mckenzie has assumed responsibility for vernan kahele, he now resides in a safe house with his animals and his dreams. he will not be released to anyone and will be protected and nurtured as promised to his father (deseased) Bruce Kahele senior.
    He is a very intelligent young man with the passion to heal, love and learn. Great care is required and exercised in the rehabilitation he will need to move forward in his life. The death of his father is not understood by Vernan, and I accept the job of being a friend and a mentor, such a parental figure is a blessing from god, and should not be confused with the well being of this child.
    Like myself, Vernan is experiencing grief, a post tramautic disorder, if such an illness goes untreated or is postponed, he may not be able to live his dreams. I alone will see that his dreams are not ignored….I love him like my own son. Bruce would be happy.

    Vernon Kahele is not lost, is not missing, and is alive and well, he is safe, he is protected, please let vernan be himself. He has a possitive influence on other children, a strong desire to do the right thing, and if he is not able to make his own choices, he may end up in prison or worse.

    I will not give up on him, i am his friend, and so he is now my family, and i dont let people hurt my family.

    sincerely jon mckenzie16@yahoo.com

  3. leave me a message to confirm he is still missing….jon, who his parents are and any info that might help. keonimckz@yahoo.com

  4. leave me a message to confirm he is still missing….jon

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