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Missing: John Richard Strange 12-10-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C13032916


Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 70-year-old Hilo man.

John Richard Strange was last contacted by a caretaker on December 3 and has not been seen since.

Strange is described as Caucasian, about 5-foot-8, about 160 pounds with a tan complexion, brown eyes, wavy grey hair and a full beard. He has several tattoos on both inner forearms. He uses a wheelchair for mobility and has a medical condition that requires medication.

Strange’s family is concerned for his safety and well-being.

Police ask anyone with information about this case or on Strange’s whereabouts to contact Lieutenant Gregory Esteban at 961-2252 or gesteban@hawaiicounty.gov.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.