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Hawaii police suspend search for missing Nebraska man

KPD is asking for the public’s help with locating 23-year-old Samuel Martinez.
KPD is asking for the public’s help with locating 23-year-old Samuel Martinez.(Kauai Police Department)
Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 2:33 PM CDT
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LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) —

Police in Hawaii have suspended searches for a Nebraska man until there is new information on his whereabouts. Samuel Joseph Martinez was studying microbiology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln before he flew to the Hawaiian island of Kauai on May 12.

The 23-year-old planned to spend nearly two weeks hiking and camping. His family filed a missing person’s report with police in Nebraska after he missed his May 25 flight home. A Kauai police spokesperson told The Garden Island the department searched areas where Martinez may have hiked, but nothing has been found.

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