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David Kapule

Missing Person Case September 2021

Kapule, approximately 1999

Date reported missing : 10/04/1999

Missing location (approx) :
Waimanalo, Hawaii
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Ethnicity :
Asian, Biracial, Pacific Islander
Age at the time of disappearance: 78 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 145 - 155 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue shirt and white knee-length shorts.
Medical conditions : Kapule suffers from Alzheimer's Disease and a heart condition, and he has had two previous strokes. He requires medication, including a blood thinner, for his conditions.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Biracial (Asian/Pacific Islander) male. White hair, brown eyes.

Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Kapule was last seen in Waimanalo, Hawaii on October 4, 1999. He lived in the 41-500 block of Inoa Street near Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School. A friend of his family was taken care of him that morning. Kapule wandered away at 6:00 a.m., while his caretaker was making breakfast, and never returned.
Kapule has a history of wandering during the afternoon hours, but his loved ones would always find him and take him home, and he had never before left home in the morning. He was carrying no identification at the time of his disappearance, but he did have some money, and he may have caught a bus somewhere. His case remains unsolved.

Other information and links : ncy

Honolulu Police Department

September 2021 updates and sources

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