Big Island Police Searching for Man Who Disappeared Visiting the Big Island in 2007

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 23-year-old man who disappeared in 2007 while visiting from the mainland.

Sean Ryan

Sean Ryan of California was last seen at a friend’s home in the Fern Acres subdivision in upper Puna on August 12, 2007. At the time of his disappearance, he may have been wearing white shorts or blue flannel pajama bottoms and likely did not have on a shirt. Ryan suffers from a medical condition that requires medication.

Ryan is described as 5-foot-10, 160 pounds with a slim build and short blond hair that is curly on top. When last seen, he was not wearing the glasses depicted in the photograph provided.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call Lieutenant Gregory Esteban of the Criminal Investigation Section at (808)961-2252 or email at Callers may also call the Police Department’s non-emergency number 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.

One Response

  1. It’s almost 10 years since my cousin Sean Ryan went missing. I just came across this site while searching the reason so many go missing on the big island. I can’t even tell you the heartache that my family has suffered at his loss (not to mention the agony that has transpired since). I write this on some hope and prayer that perhaps someone has seen him. I have said goodbye to him so many times, but every so often my heart is consumed with the need to try again anyway. PLEASE if anyone has any information or update, our family would be incredibly grateful (even if the news just brings closure- tho a miracle is never discredited). Thank you for hearing me ramble.

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