Sponsored by:

Comment, blog & share photos

Log in | Become a member
The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Jersey man reported missing on Big Island

Advertiser Staff

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Joel Elliott Collins was last contacted by his family March 25. His backpack was found Monday near Kehena Beach Park in lower Puna.

Hawaii County Police photo

spacer spacer

Hawaii County police are looking into the disappearance of a 22-year-old New Jersey man in the area of Kehena Beach in lower Puna.

Police say Joel Elliott Collins was last contacted by family members March 25, when he told them he was at a beach park.

Police say Collins' backpack was found on the side of a road near Kehena Beach Park on Monday and turned in as found property.

Police are asking anyone with information about Collins to call the department's non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.