Police searching for missing man, 51, from Japan

Yoshino was last seen at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on Feb. 13

 UPDATED 1:18 PM HST Apr 04, 2013
VOLCANO, Hawaii -

Hawai?i Island police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating a missing 51-year-old Japanese National.

Hiromichi Yoshino was last seen in Hawai?i Volcanoes National Park on Feb. 13 at approximately 9 a.m.

His rented vehicle, a burgundy Kia four-door sedan, was found unlocked and unattended at the end of Route 130 at the Lava Viewing area.

The vehicle is believed to have been there since Feb. 14.  Yoshino had been staying at a bed and breakfast in Volcano Village.

Persons with information on his disappearance or his whereabouts are asked to call Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378 or wcarter@co.hawaii.hi.us or the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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