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Missing Hilo girl, 12, found in good health

UPDATE: 2:45 p.m.

Kailea Kekipi was found in Hilo today in good health, the Hawaii County Police department said in a news release.

The 12-year-old girl went missing Wednesday night.


The Hawaii County Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing 12-year-old girl who was last seen in Hilo Wednesday night.

Kailea Kekipi was last seen at the 1700 block of Kinoole Street at 9 p.m.

Police said she was initially reported as a runaway but because of her age, she is considered endangered.

Kekipi is described as 4 feet, 11 inches, 97 pounds with shoulder-length black hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a black long-sleeved shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information on Kekipi’s whereabouts is asked to call 911.

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