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Hilo man reported missing

Big Island police are searching for a 61-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing.

John W. Stephens Jr. was last seen Friday evening at his home on Pakalana Street, according to the Hawaii Police Department, which noted he may be on Oahu. Stephens has a medical condition that requires medication.

Stephens is described as Caucasian, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 136 pounds with thinning white hair, light-colored eyes, glasses and a scar across the top, middle of his head, according to the department. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a gray T-shirt.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378, email him at, or 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.