Hawaiʻi Island police have located 38-year-old Mary Jane Anderson, of Pāhoa, who was reported missing.

She was located in Pāhoa on Thursday evening (September 1).


Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 38-year-old Pāhoa woman who was reported missing.

Mary Jane Anderson, who may also go by the names Mary Jane Sheppard or Mary Jane Suerte, was last seen around 9 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 1), in the area of Prince Kūhiō Plaza in Hilo. She is described as Filipino, 4-foot-5, 120-125 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. She was wearing a fluorescent green T-shirt with black sleeves and dark jeans.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call Officer Christopher Jelsma at 961-2213 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.