Concern grows for former Big Island resident reported missing in Arkansas

Allison Marie Castro missing in Arkansas
Allison Marie Castro missing in Arkansas(Fayetteville Police Department)
Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 4:24 PM HST|Updated: Sep. 21, 2022 at 8:39 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A former Big Island resident is missing in Arkansas, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.

Officials said 28-year-old Allison Marie Castro was reported missing on Monday.

Arkansas authorities said they are actively searching for Castro to “check her welfare” as her family has not had any recent contact with her.

Castro was in Arkansas attending nursing school.

The 2012 Kealakehe High graduate’s mom flew to Arkansas on Wednesday to meet with detectives.

Anyone with information that could help police find Castro are asked to call the the Fayetteville Police Department at (479) 587-3520.

For Hawaii residents calling after noon HST, please call (479) 587-3555.

An investigation remains ongoing.

Allison Marie Castro and family
Allison Marie Castro and family(Courtesy: Michelle Tomas)

This story may be updated.