Police seek missing man


Big Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 70-year-old Hilo man.

John Richard Strange was last contacted by a caretaker on Dec. 3 and has not been seen since, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

Strange is described as Caucasian, being about 5-foot-8, weighing about 160 pounds, and having with a tan complexion, brown eyes, wavy grey medium-length hair and a full beard. Strange also has several tattoos on both inner forearms. He uses a wheelchair for mobility and requires medication.

Strange’s family is concerned for his safety and well-being, police said.

Anyone with information on this case or may know of Stange’s whereabouts should call Lt. Gregory Esteban at 961-2252 or email at gesteban@hawaiicounty.gov.

Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.