Police continue search for man, infant girl


Hawaii Island police are requesting the public’s help in locating a 7-month-old infant girl and her 34-year-old father.

About 7:09 p.m. Monday, police received a report from a 37-year-old Pahoa woman that her estranged husband had removed their infant daughter from the home of a relative, claiming that he was heading to Kona, according to the Hawaii County Police Department. He has not been seen since. The infant’s mother is concerned for the safety and well-being of her infant.

Eli Jonathan Evans is described as a Caucasian, about 6 feet 1-inch tall, weighing about 185-190 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes, according to police. He may be operating a silver sedan but police have yet to confirm this information.

Jasmine is described as a Caucasian female with blond hair and blue eyes, about 24 to 26 inches long and weighing about 15 pounds.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section and Juvenile Aid Section are continuing the investigation, which is currently classified as a missing persons case.

Anyone who may know the whereabouts of either Jasmine or her father should call the department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Clarence Davies of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 961-2384 or cdavies@co.hawaii.hi.us or Detective Jefferson Grantz at 961-8810 or jgrantz@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.