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Case File 1883DMHI

2 3 4 5Age-Progressed
Left & Center: Kema, circa 1997;  Far Right: Progressed to age 19 (circa 2010)

Peter Kema Jr.
Missing since September 11, 1997 from Honolulu, Hawaii County, Hawaii
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: May 1, 1991
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 6 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'0" (122 cm); 50 lbs (23 kg).
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian male. Black hair; brown eyes.
  • Medical: His arm may have been injured at the time of his disappearance; he had fractures to his arms, leg and ribs before 3 months of age from child abuse.
  • AKA: Peter Boy

Circumstances of Disappearance
Kema was last seen in the company of an adult female in Honolulu, Hawaii on September 11, 1997.
Peter Kema's sister told a psychologist in June 1998 that she saw Peter Boy dead in her father's car trunk.  The girl, who was 5 years old at the time, also told the psychologist that she saw "Peter Boy in a box dead in her parents' closet and they took the box to Honolulu."

Authorities first got involved with the Kema family shortly after Peter Boy was born, placing the infant and two older siblings into foster custody after reports of child abuse. By October 1995, the Family Court in Hilo decided the family could be reunited and closed the case.

Peter Boy disappeared sometime in the spring or summer of 1997.

His father told authorities that he gave the boy to a longtime family friend during a trip to Oahu that summer, a woman he called Auntie Rose Makuakane. Police have never been able to confirm the woman exists.
It was not until January 1998 that the boy's mother filed a missing person's report with Hilo police.

Auntie Rose Makuakane

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: January 1, 1953
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 53 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'1".
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hawaiian, Japanese, and Portuguese Mix female. Salt and Pepper hair. Usually wears flower print blouses with elastic type shorts or pants.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Hawaii County Police Department

Agency Case Number: F48921


NCIC Number:

Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The Honolulu Advertiser 6/1/-05
The Hawaii Channel 7/15/05 5/31/05
Hawaii State Clearinghouse

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