1-23-23 Police Ask Public’s Assistance Locating Endangered Missing Man William Bishop Sr.

Hawai‘i Police Department
Puna Patrol
Sergeant Matthew Lewis
Phone: (808) 965-2716
Report No.: 23-007736

Media Release

Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 76-year-old William Bishop Sr. of Kea‘au, who was reported missing. He is considered endangered because of his age.

Bishop was last seen on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. in the area of 22nd Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Kea‘au. He is known to frequent the Kea‘au and Hilo areas.

Bishop is described as Caucasian, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 170 pounds, with gray hair and green eyes. He may be operating a silver 2019 Toyota Camry with Hawai‘i license plates ZJX 285. 

Police ask anyone with information on Bishop’s whereabouts to call the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311, attention Officer Branden Watanabe.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers islandwide at (808) 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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