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Missing child found: Disen Heu-Aragaki 03-15-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C12007158


Media Release

Big Island police have located 9-year-old Disen Heu-Aragaki, who had been missing since Wednesday afternoon (March 14).

He was found unharmed in Hilo at 2:40 p.m. Thursday (March 15) and reunited with his family a short time later at the South Hilo police station.

The boy left his Kurtistown home Wednesday afternoon following an argument with his mother.

A family found him wandering alone on 40th Avenue in Orchidland approximately 1.5-to-2 miles from his home and fed him and let him spend the night. On Thursday, the family took the boy with them to a construction site in Hilo. Their relative learned that the boy had been reported missing and called police to report his location.

Detectives and patrol units responded to an address on Railroad Avenue and determined that the child was unharmed. As a precautionary measure, Fire Department medics examined the boy and confirmed that he was in good health and had not been injured.

Detectives transported the child to the Hilo police station, where he was reunited with his family.


[Note correct spelling of last name: Heu-Aragaki]