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
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
Investigators Hawaii County Police Department
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Hawaii County Police Department
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National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The Honolulu Advertiser – 6/1/-05
The Hawaii Channel – 7/15/05
MSNBC.com – 5/31/05
Hawaii State Clearinghouse
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