Police trying to locate runaway


Police are seeking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Kelis Garmon-Mercado, who was reported as a runaway.

Garmon-Mercado is described as Caucasian, about 5-feet-8-inches tall, 317 pounds, with a large build, brown shoulder length curly hair, and brown eyes.

She was last seen at about 7:30 p.m. April 1 on the 1700 block of Kinoole Street in Hilo. When last seen Garmon-Mercado was wearing brown shorts, a brown shirt with a maroon hoodie wrapped around her waist, and rubber slippers. She was also carrying a teal backpack.

Anyone with information on Garmon-Mercado’s whereabouts to call the police department’s nonemergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.

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