Missing opihi picker 01-08-07

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH HILO PATROL
CAPTAIN KENNETH VIEIRA
PHONE: 961-2214
JANUARY 8, 2007
REPORT NO. C07000757

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Leslie Delo Santos
Missing since January 2, 2007

MEDIA RELEASE

A rescue Monday (January 8) was unsuccessful in locating a missing opihi picker.

Police received a call Sunday reporting Leslie Delo Santos, 57, of Onomea missing.

His family said they realized he was missing on January 7 and searched the area near his home. They found his personal belongings at a fishing spot called “Diablo” mauka of the Onomea cemetery.

Delo Santos was last seen by a neighbor on January 2 on the Onomea Scenic Route.

The Hawaii Fire Department conducted an air and ground search Monday but were unable to locate Delo Santos.

The case has been classified as a missing person investigation.

Police ask anyone with information about his whereabouts to call Officer Grant Todd at 961-2213 or the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.

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