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1-13-22 Police Seeking Hilo Runaway Kelis Garmon-Mercado

Hawai‘i Police Department
Hilo Patrol
Lieutenant Todd Pataray
Phone: (808) 961-2213
Report No.: 22-003886

Media Release

Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Kelis Garmon-Mercado of Hilo, who is reported as a runaway. She was last seen at her residence on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, and is believed to have left the residence before 6 a.m. on Thursday, January 13.

She is described as Caucasian, 5 feet 6 inches, 300 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. She is known to frequent the downtown Hilo area.

Police ask anyone with information on Kelis Garmon-Mercado’s whereabouts to call the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or contact Officer John Chiquita at john.chiquita @hawaiicounty.gov.