Big Island police searching for missing Kona man


Big Island police are searching for a 57-year-old Kailua-Kona man who was reported missing.

John Eckert was last seen around 6 p.m. Jan. 13 in Kailua-Kona, according to the Hawaii Police Department. He is described as Caucasian, 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 184 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311. Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.