Police Search for Teen Runaway

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

Destiny Espinueva-Moreno, 17, was last seen in the Hilo area on August 17 at approximately 8 p.m. She is described as being 5-feet-5-inches, 115 pounds, having a thin build, with black hair and brown eyes.   She was last seen wearing gray pants and a black jacket.

Police ask anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of Espinueva-Moreno to call contact Detective Gavin Kagimoto of the Area I Juvenile Aid Section at (808) 961-2276, via email at gavin.kagimoto@hawaiicounty.gov or the Hawaiʻi 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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