HPD: Missing Hauula man was kidnapped, looking for two men

HPD: Missing Hauula man was kidnapped, looking for two men
David Kawika Pukahi
David Kawika Pukahi

HALEIWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's been almost two months since 54-year old David Pukahi was seen by loved ones. He didn't show up at his mother's birthday party on April 5 and the next day, was in Haleiwa with two men.

"Pukahi was last seen in the company of Gabriel Schimidt and possibly another male, possibly, Shawn Hardy." says Honolulu Police Sergeant Kim Buffett.

HPD investigated it as a missing person case but Monday announced that it was reclassified to a kidnapping case.

"After investigating and talking to the family, they found that he was last seen in the company of these two people, which was unusual," says Buffett.

Schimidt and Hardy have criminal records for traffic violations and Schimidt does have Temporary Restraining orders against him.

Honolulu Police are are trying to find them to question them about the case.  They've released the following description:

Suspect: Gabriel Schimidt
Race: Caucasian
Age: 38 years old
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Suspect: Shawn Hardy
Race: Caucasian
Age: 44 years old
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Hair: Bald
Eyes: Blue

Description of victim:

Missing: David Kawika Pukahi
Race: Hawaiian
Age: 54 years old
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Hair: Salt/pepper
Eyes: Brown

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on your cellular phone.

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