UPDATE: Runaway Teen Located

Updated on Sept. 29.

The Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that 16-year-old Kylie Kepa was located in Hilo in good health on Monday, September 28.

She had previously been reported as a runaway.

Original story published on Sept. 28.

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

Kylie Kepa, 16, was last seen in the Mountain View area on September 10 at approximately 1:30 a.m.

She is described as being 5-feet-2-inches and 120 pounds, with long straight black hair and brown eyes. 

Police say the teen was last seen wearing black leggings with a black and white tank top.

Police ask anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of Kepa to call contact Detective Richard Itliong of the Area I Juvenile Aid Section at (808) 961-2278, via email at richard.itliong@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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