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Missing Hāna Man, Cell Phone and Keys Found Near Hāmoa

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Leonardo Diaz.

Maui Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating a Hāna man who was reported missing.

Leonardo Diaz, 30, was seen at his home in Hāna on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 at around 10:30 p.m.  He was also observed by a resident at around 7:30 a.m. the following day on Haneoʻo Road walking towards Hāmoa Beach wearing only surf trunks.

On the same day (Thursday, Sept. 5) at around 10 a.m., a visitor at Hāmoa Beach found Diaz’s cell phone and car keys sitting on a rock wall near the beach. Checks of the coastline and near shore waters by fire crews and personnel aboard a helicopter were unsuccessful in locating Diaz.

Diaz is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 155 pounds, with blond hair and green eyes. His belongings and vehicle were left at home, according to Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Diaz is asked to contact Detective Dennis Clifton at (808) 244-6433, the Maui Police Department non-emergency line at 244-6400, or in an emergency, dial 911. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call (808) 242-6966.

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