It's a good thing is didn't rain hard on the east side of the Big Island.
I can't believe it took detectives from the Hawaii Police Department two days to find the missing spear from the King Kamehameha statue in Hilo, as seen in the image below.
That spear was reported missing on September 6, 2015 at 2:48 p.m., and was recovered two days later in the overgrowth on the banks of the Wailoa River channel -- which is located right behind that statue.
Given the sensitive situation, you would assume detectives would have searched the Wailoa River channel on the same day that spear was reported missing, because that location would be the easiest ideal dumping spot.
If Hilo experienced heavy rain during that period -- a powerful current could have pushed that spear out to sea!