Gordon Kaipo Kealoha
Kealoha, approximately 2011; Mahina, Kealoha's dog
Date reported missing : 07/08/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/05/1952 (68)
Age at the time of disappearance: 59 years old
Height / Weight : 6'1, 260 pounds
Medical conditions : Kealoha has a heart condition requiring medication.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Pacific Islander male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Kealoha goes by his middle name, Kaipo. He is of Native Hawaiian descent.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Kealoha was last seen at the fishing villAge at the time of disappearance: where he lived, outside Keehi Boat Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 8, 2011. He disappeared with his cherished dog, named Mahina, whom he usually took everywhere. A photo of Mahina is posted with this case summary. Neither of them has ever been seen again.
After Kealoha's disappearance, his dinghy was found adrift, floating away from his home. His white 2005 Chrysler Town and Country minivan was left behind. Few details are available in Kealoha's case.
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Honolulu Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Crime Stoppers Honolulu
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October 12, 2004. December 30, 2017; middle name and DOB : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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