Missing Teen Last Spotted in Kurtistown Sought

The Hawai`i Police Department is searching for a 17-year-old Hilo teen reported as missing.

Ashley Panela was last seen in Kurtistown on October 7. 

He is described as being 5-feet-8-inches and approximately 140 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes.

Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call Officer James Steffen of the Juvenile Aid Section at (808) 961-8810 or the Police Department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.

HPD provided photo.