Police seek missing Kurtistown woman

Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Dareece Soares of Kurtistown, who was reported missing by her family. She was last seen on Friday, March 12, at 8:00 p.m. at a residence in Kurtistown.

Soares is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds, with dark brown eyes and long black hair extending past the shoulder. She was last seen wearing a black top, jeans, black shoes, and a white backpack-style purse. Soares has a traditional Japanese style tattoo consisting of koi fish and flowers on her left arm extending just past sleeve length and a tattoo of a dove on her right shoulder blade.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.


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