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Big Island woman wanted in custodial interference case

Published On: Apr 23 2013 11:07:42 AM HST

Kingszon Sanchez (left), Katherine Ruth Hunter

HILO, Hawaii -

Big Island police are asking for the public's help in locating a 2-year-old Lanai boy and the woman last seen with him.

Kingszon Sanchez is 2-feet-6-inches-tall, 35 pounds with long brown hair, and brown eyes.

On March 5, the child's 22-year-old mother, who is his legal custodian, gave the boy's paternal grandmother, 53-year-old Katherine Ruth Hunter, permission to fly him from Lanai to the island of Hawaii to visit her for five days.

Hunter has since refused to return the child to his mother on Lanai.  Hunter is 5-feet-8-inches-tall, 170 pounds with long white hair and green eyes.  She is last known to have lived in Pahoa.  She is wanted for questioning in a custodial interference investigation.

Hunter's son, 25-year-old Noah Sanchez of Kea'au, is the boy's biological father.  He is 5-feet-9-inches-tall, 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  He also has an unrelated outstanding warrant for his arrest.

On March 30, the child's mother arrived on the island of Hawaii.  She saw the boy, Hunter and Noah Sanchez at a Pahoa restaurant but they drove away in a blue sedan before she contacted police.

Police ask that anyone with information on their whereabouts call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona 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.

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