Police Seek Help Locating Missing Teen

The Hawai`i Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a female teen runaway who was last seen in the Hilo Bayfront area on July 4.

Seventeen-year-old Tanika Nihipali-Franchey, of Volcano, is described as approximately 5-feet-1-inch and 115 pounds. She has blonde hair and brown eyes.   

Police ask that anyone with information on the location of Nihipali-Franchey call Officer Jeremy Riddle at the Pāhoa Police Station at 965-2716 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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