Police: Missing 12-year-old girl found


UPDATE: Missing child Kailea Kekipi was located today in Hilo in good health.

Also found, police said, was 16-year-old Kelis Gorman-Mercado who was reported as a runaway.



Police are seeking public leads on a missing 12-year-old girl last seen at 9 p.m. Wednesday night on the 1700 block of Kinoole Street in Hilo.

Kailea Kekipi is described as 4-feet-11-inches tall, about 100 pounds with shoulder length black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black long-sleeved shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.

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