Police seek Kulani escapees

  • MATTHEW ALANI
  • LORRIN NAKAPALAU

UPDATE 10-23-2017 1:20 p.m.: Both men have been recaptured. Police and Department of Public Safety officials investigating how they escaped.

Police are looking for a pair of inmates who reportedly escaped Friday night from Kulani Correctional Facility.

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Matthew Alani, 25, and Lorrin Nakapalau, 39, were discovered missing after an 8:35 p.m. head count.

Alani is described as Hawaiian, 5 foot 7 inches tall, 180 pounds short black hair, brown eyes, tan complexion and numerous tattoos, including neck tattoos. He is known to frequent the Kona area and was serving time for a strong-arm robbery conviction.

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Nakapalau is described as Hawaiian, 5 foot 8 inches tall, 160 pounds, black hair, brown eyes and tan complexion. He is also known to frequent the Kona area and was serving time for an escape conviction.

If either Alani or Nakapalau are seen, don’t approach them, call 911 and report their location.