UPDATE: Authorities Locate Runaway Teen

Updated on Oct. 2, 2020.

The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 16-year-old Kiana Genda was located in Kamuela in good health on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

She had previously been reported as a runaway.

Original story published on Aug. 31, 2020.

The Hawai`i Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a juvenile female who was reported as a runaway.

It was reported that 16-year-old Kiana Marie Genda left the Kawaihae Harbor area with an acquaintance on August 10, 2020 at approximately 1:00 p.m., and has not returned home.

She is described as 5-foot-5 inches, 160 pounds with long brown hair, brown eyes, and a 4” scar on the top of her head as well as a 3” scar on the left side of her body below her rib cage.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact South Kohala Patrol Officer Robert Sakata at (808) 887-3080 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808)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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