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Family renews plea for help in finding missing man

Chang Ho Han was last seen leaving his Waimanu Street residence in January

By Gary T. Kubota

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LAST UPDATED: 05:49 p.m. HST, Mar 14, 2014


A Honolulu family is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of a 70-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease who went missing six weeks ago.

Chang Ho Han was last seen on a security camera leaving his home at 1133 Waimanu St., makai of the Blaisdell Center, at 6:50 p.m. Jan. 31.

His daughter, Rachel Song, said Han was taking medication to treat his dementia. She also said her father, also known as Peter Han, no longer speaks much English.

"We miss my dad so much. We need to know what happened to him, " she said at a news conference Thursday near the home Han shared with his wife, Young Ae Han.

"We need for him to come home. We are asking for your help," Song said.

The family first appealed to the public several days after his disappearance, and said in the ensuring weeks relatives and friends conducted searches in several neighborhoods around Honolulu.

Song said she and her husband, using fliers, have taken their search to as far away as Waianae, Wahiawa and the North Shore, and that Korean churches have also assisted in the search.

Song said the family's efforts have turned up no clues to Han's whereabouts.

"No evidence no witnesses," she said.

Song said the family is again appealing to the public and offering the reward because they feel they've exhausted other avenues.

"We realize it's beyond our abilities," she said. "We've been hoping he'd come home on his own, but it's already six weeks. We decided to do something we've never done."

Song's husband, Andrew, said Han, a former limousine driver, may seem like he doesn't need help and can appear lucid in brief conversations.

"He's a person with a lot of pride, and he doesn't like to go around asking for help," Andrew Song said.

The family said Han has no fingernail on the middle finger of his right hand. He has white hair and is 5 feet 5 inches tall and about 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white baseball cap and red jacket, along with dark pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information should call Honolulu police at 911 or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.






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cojef wrote:
With that kind of reward money, results should be forthcoming? Hope he turns up at home on his own.
on March 14,2014 | 07:20AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
How about posting a picture of this man? Doesn't that make sense?
on March 14,2014 | 07:23AM
GoldenRule wrote:
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on March 14,2014 | 09:19AM
hilopango wrote:
Another reminder wouldn't hurt.
on March 14,2014 | 09:54AM
kainalu wrote:
Yeah. A picture of the man would have been better than 2 of the grieving family.
on March 14,2014 | 04:38PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
No.
on March 14,2014 | 12:46PM
sailfish1 wrote:
His face is in the picture above.
on March 14,2014 | 11:32AM
glenn57377 wrote:
Yeah, about the size of a pinhead.......a double photo would have been better. One of the lost and one of the family. The picture should be publicized often. Maybe tourist will recognize him and call 911.
on March 15,2014 | 12:44AM
likewise wrote:
I hope he makes it safely back to his home and family. I saw a very interesting thing at the grocery store recently. An elderly man was shopping with a family member but he was wearing a shirt that had writing on the back. "Help. Please call #### if I am out by myself." Something to that effect. Very smart of the family. Great idea.
on March 14,2014 | 01:06PM
gobows wrote:
Where's the Dog?
on March 14,2014 | 01:12PM
HD36 wrote:
I think I saw him on River Streeat sitting next to about 30 homeless people.
on March 14,2014 | 04:44PM
rayhawaii wrote:
Hard to find someone without a clear photo.
on March 14,2014 | 05:10PM
dufus wrote:
Cmon Xmappers biggest find yet...!!
on March 14,2014 | 08:24PM
glenn57377 wrote:
Maybe people with this condition should have to wear tracking devices.
on March 15,2014 | 12:42AM
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