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Big Isle police asks public’s help in finding missing Hilo woman

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Big Island police are still looking for a 46-year-old Hilo woman who disappeared sometime between March 4 and March 5.

Police said Myra M. Hatayama’s disappearance is highly suspicious and police have not ruled out foul play.

"Police are extremely concerned for her safety and well-being," a police news release said yesterday.

Hatayama was last seen with a companion between late March 4 and early March 5 and has not been seen or heard from since, police said.

Detectives have followed up on several leads, but have not been able to locate Hatayama.

She is described as being of Japanese ethnicity, 5 feet tall, about 110 pounds, with wavy, shoulder-length brown hair, brown eyes and a tan complexion.

Hatayama often wears prescription glasses, and was last seen wearing a gray tank top, gray shorts and slippers.

She also drives a red 2006 Jeep Liberty sport utility vehicle, license plate number PWU 744. She was last seen leaving her Wainaku home on foot.

Police ask that anyone who may any information on Hatayama’s whereabouts to call Detective Reed Mahuna at 961-2384, or call CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 or 329-8181.



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