UPDATE: Runaway Teen Located

Updated on Aug. 12.

The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 16-year-old Dakota Iseri was located in the Honokaʻa area and is in good health.

She had previously been reported as a runaway.

Original story published on July 18.

The Hawai`i Police Department is searching for a 16-year-old female who was reported as a runaway.

Authorities day she has been missing from the Kalopa area since June 2020.

Dakota Iseri is described as being approximately 5-feet-3-inches to 5-feet-4-inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds. She has brown eyes, medium length black/brown hair, and a light complexion. 

Police ask that anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non emergency line at 935-3311 or Officer Ellsworth Fontes of the Hamakua Patrol Division at 775-7533 or email Sergeant Dean Uyetake at dean.uytetake@hawaiicounty.gov.

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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