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Police seek Japanese tourist missing since Feb. 13

  • Hawaii County police released an image of missing Japanese tourist Hiromichi Yoshino. (Courtesy Hawaii County Police Department)

    Hawaii County police released an image of missing Japanese tourist Hiromichi Yoshino. (Courtesy Hawaii County Police Department)

Hawaii County police renewed an appeal Wednesday for the public’s help in finding a 51-year-old Japanese tourist who has been missing for seven weeks.

Hiromichi Yoshino was last seen in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Feb. 13 at about 9 a.m. His rented vehicle, a burgundy Kia four-door sedan, was found unlocked and unattended at the end of Route 130 at the lava viewing area.

The vehicle is believed to have been there since Feb. 14, police said. Yoshino had been staying at a bed and breakfast in Volcano Village.

Police ask that anyone with information on this case to contact Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378 or wcarter@co.hawaii.hi.us, or to call the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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