Family of missing man continues to search for answers

Chang Ho Han

The family of Chang Ho Han says they’re confused and clueless.

They’ve been frantically searching for him for more than seven days.

The 70-year-old Han suffers from dementia and requires daily medication.

“We thought that he might come home by himself, but then I guess because of the weather and, I don’t know, he never did come back, so far,” said Rachel Song, Han’s daughter.

On Saturday, his family members and friends canvassed the urban Honolulu area. They divided into groups and passed out flyers to people on the streets and at bus stops.

Even complete strangers came out to help the cause.

“Well, I saw it on the news last week and that he was missing and it just, that touched me. So I found out he lives here at my daughter’s building. So I felt even closer,” search volunteer Robin Ide said.

Ide has even organized her own volunteer search set for Sunday in Kakaako.

Han’s family says police have only received a handful of calls from the public, which is quite unusual.

“I don’t really understand how a 70-year-old man, who walks slow, he’s on foot, he has no money with him, no ID, nothing valuable. And he’s walking around in urban Honolulu where there’s thousands of people and not one person has seen him or spotted him,” said niece Lora Han.

Song says her father is a very loving and giving person. She’s grateful that others are trying to give back.

“There are so many people helping us, but it’s not because of us, they love my dad… I never realized he was so loved,” Song said.

Han is about 5’5″ and 155 pounds with white hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing dark-colored pants, a red winter jacket, a dark blue polo shirt, and black dress shoes.

Han walks with a slight hunch and also goes by the name, Peter.

“He might be resting because it’s been so long. He might just be sitting down somewhere and unable to move at this point because he’s weak,” said Lora Han.

“This crisis could happen to anybody, so please take this matter as their own matter. Please help us to lookout for him,” Song said.

Anyone with information on Han’s whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (808) 955-8300.

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