Police still searching for missing Kohala man


Hawaii Island police are renewing their request for information about a 38-year-old Kohala man who was reported missing.

Jonathan Riveira was last seen Jan. 12 at a Hawi home, according to the Hawaii County Police Department. He reportedly told a friend around 4 p.m. that day that he was on his way to pick opihi at Pahoa Bay in North Kohala in an area known as “Black Gate.”

Riveira is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing about 145 pounds with brown eyes and short black hair, according to police. He has a medical condition that requires medication.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Walter Ah Mow at 326-4646, ext. 238, or wahmow@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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