Police ask for help in locating woman, child missing since 2022



Police are once again requesting assistance in locating a 39-year-old Kona woman and her 6-year-old daughter who haven’t been seen in more than a year.

Tara Lasham and her daughter Solenne Grimes were last seen in Ocean View on July 27, 2022. Lasham is wanted on an outstanding warrant and for questioning relating to a custodial interference investigation.


Lasham, described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, 130 pounds, with blue eyes and blonde hair, is known to frequent areas in both North and South Kona.

Grimes is described as 3 feet 5 inches tall, 35 pounds, with blue eyes and blonde hair.

Anyone with information on either person’s whereabouts is asked to call the police department’s nonemergency line at (808) 935-3311 or contact Detective John Kari by phone at (808) 326-4646, ext. 265, or by email at John.Kari@hawaiicounty.gov.

Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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