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Desperate searches underway for two missing hikers on two Hawaiian islands

2019-09-10

Two hikers missing on two Hawaiian islands have spawned searches that are increasingly desperate, especially for a woman missing on Maui since July.

Relatives fear foul play in the disappearance of Khiara Henry, 23, in Maui on July 21, according to KHON-TV of Honolulu.

They have offered a $10,000 cash reward for “the first tip leading to Khiara’s safe return and/or the arrest of the person or persons responsible for her disappearance,” KHON reported.

New surveillance footage released Friday shows the last known sighting of Henry, whose rental car was found at Waianapanapa State Park, though with no signs of her beyond that. She was last seen checking out of her hotel in Kihei, reported People, then renting a car in Kahului, according to the Maui Police Department.

****Missing Person Update for Khiara Henry**** The Maui Police Department continues its investigation into the...

“Our family is devastated, but we hold out hope that someone can help us find Khiara,” the San Diego woman’s family said in a statement on a Facebook page set up in her name. “There is no guidebook for families of missing people.”

Over on the main island, the search continues for Kyle Brittain, 27, who has been missing for about 10 days after setting off for a hike in the Waipio Valley lookout area Aug. 30, Hawaii police said in a media release.

About 30 people on search and rescue teams are navigating steep, dangerous terrain in seeking the Hilo man, People said. Some of them helped find yoga teacher Amanda Eller, who went missing in May and survived for 16 days in the wilderness before being found.

“We have an incredible collection of professional search and rescue individuals,” said Brittain’s father, Steve Brittain, on Facebook. “Pray for their success today.”


****Missing Person Update for Khiara Henry**** The Maui Police Department continues its investigation into the...

Posted by Maui Police Department on Monday, August 5, 2019