Police: Missing ‘endangered’ woman found in good health


UPDATE: Police report that 36-year-old Elissa Karstu, who was previously reported as missing, was located Thursday in in good health in Hilo.



Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 36-year-old Elissa Karstu of Keaau, who was reported missing.

According to police, she is considered endangered as she is in need of medication for a medical condition.

Karstu was last seen at about 8 p.m. Monday in the area of 40th Avenue in Orchidland Estates subdivision.

Karstu is described Caucasian, 5-feet-7-inches tall, 130 pounds, with a shaved head, brown eyes and a fair complexion. She has a a tattoo with writing on her neck. She was last seen wearing a black durag, black shirt, blue and tan flannel jacket and black and blue yoga pants.

Anyone with information on Karstu’s whereabouts is asked to call the police non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.

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