Search under way for missing New York visitor

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

Ha’ena.

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

any success.

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

build.

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.

Individuals

also can call the Kaua’i Police Dispatch Office at 241-6711.

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