HA’ENA —A search was expected to resume Friday morning for a visitor from
New York who was reported missing by friends two days ago.
The search for
Kumiko Kurimoto, 50, has been conducted from Ke’e Beach to Hanalei Bay because
her belongings were found on a beach in front of a restaurant in
Kaua’i Police Lt. Alvin Seto said a 16-member search team combed
the shoreline and offshore waters from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday without
The search effort has involved county firefighters, Kaua’i
police officers, county lifeguards who used a Jet Ski and an aerial search by
an Air-1 Inter-Island Helicopters aircraft.
Kurimoto has been on Kaua’i for
the last three months, staying at the homes of Dave Ruskjer of Lawa’i and Scott
Jarvis of Ha’ena.
The missing woman stands 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighs 95
pounds, has brown eyes and mid-length black hair, a tan complexion and a slim
Anyone with information on the missing woman’s whereabouts is asked
to call Crime Stoppers at 241-6787.
Individuals who provide information
that is useful in locating the missing woman would be eligible for a crash
reward under the program, which is administered by the Kaua’i Police
Department and is sponsored by the Kaua’i Chamber of Commerce.
also can call the Kaua’i Police Dispatch Office at 241-6711.