Police Renew Request in Search for Endangered Missing Man

The Hawai`i Police Department is renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 44-year-old Lester Keala Lorenz of Honaunau.

Authorities say he was reportedly last seen on Mana Road in the Hamakua district on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at approximately 1 p.m. His vehicle was located in the area, disabled, and it is believed Lorenz left the on foot.

An extensive ground and air search was conducted for Lorenz in the surrounding area where he was last seen.  

Lorenz is described as having a heavy build, 5-feet-8-inches tall, 300 pounds, brown eyes, and brown hair.

Police ask anyone who may have seen Lorenz or may have information on his whereabouts to call the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311, or Detective Grant Todd of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2381 or email grant.todd@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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