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Police Reclassify “Charli” Scott Case as Homicide

Charli Scott.  Homicide investigation underway. Graphics by Wendy Osher.

Charli Scott. Homicide investigation underway. Graphics by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Maui police today re-classified the missing person case involving Carly “Charli” Scott as a homicide investigation.

Police say the family has since been notified of the re-classification.

The Maui Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division continues with an active and on-going investigation.

Police say no further information will be released at this time.

Special Response Team officers with the Maui Police Department and a Maui Fire Department helicopter returned to the area of Nuaʻailua Bay this week Tuesday where previous evidence had been recovered in the case.

Nuaʻailua Bay is located between Honomanū Bay and the YMCA in Keʻanae. The location was closed off by police during the initial stages of the investigation amid the discovery of the woman’s clothing and blanket that were found at the location on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.

The family of “Charli” has since released the following statement via an online post:

“It is with great sadness that we can confirm that the Scott family has been informed by Maui Police that investigation into Charli’s disappearance has been reclassified as a homicide investigation. Without disclosing details of the ongoing investigation, we want to dispel rumors that Charli’s body has been recovered. Sadly, this is untrue. That said, we feel strongly that evidence of this crime should be presented in court and not via rumors and shoddy news reporting.

We would like to thank the Maui Police for their thorough work thus far and encourage the public to cooperate with them in their search to bring Charli and her unborn son’s killer to justice.

Thank you and mahalo for your thoughts and prayers.”

Family members say the previously scheduled volunteer search that was planned for Saturday, March 8, will be cancelled.  Instead, Maui Search and Rescue will be conducting a ‘private’ search in the Honomanū and Keʻanae area.

Background Information:

Carly “Charli” Joann Scott, 27, was last known to have left the Haʻikū area on Sunday night, Feb. 9, 2014, to assist her ex-boyfriend, who family members say asked for help in getting his car pulled out of an area near mile marker 20 of the Hāna Highway.

Scott was five months pregnant when she went missing, and family members have since confirmed that the sex of the unborn child — which was supposed to be a surprise — is a boy.

The woman’s dog, who was with her when she went missing, was found near the Nāhiku Market Place on Monday, Feb. 10, and family members say her vehicle was located on Wednesday night, Feb. 12, in Peʻahi,mauka of the surf spot known as “Jaws.”  Scott’s clothing and blanket were found on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Nuaʻailua Bay just East of Honomanū. The items are located over a span of 25 to 30 miles apart.

Anyone with information that led to Scott’s disappearance is asked to call Detective Wendell Loo at (808) 270-6516 during business hours or (808) 268-2763 after hours.

Family and friends also launched an online anonymous tip survey where the public can provide anonymous tips on Scott’s whereabouts or information that led to her disappearance.

Family members have been providing updates via a Facebook page to assist in disseminating information regarding the case.

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  • Yortuk Festrunk

    Duh.

    • Yortuk Festrunk

      Burned out car abandoned at Jaws, baby-daddy ex-boyfriend failed the polygraph, I mean…do the freekin’ math.

      • His Name is Steve

        But he said he is “loved by everyone.”

      • prove it

        That’s what MPD is trying to put right. It takes more then your math.

  • :(

    Damn. So sorry…

  • Whatevs

    Will the family now allow us all to point the finger at the one who murdered her or are we still playing “kid gloves for Steve”?

    • Lena

      Well honestly the cops still have to bring him back in for questioning and while they are at it…they must interview and question the Keanae community, as well…since it is so close by and it’s a sketchy area at best.

      • airport dude

        The guy is gone I saw him fly out today…

        • Lena

          Nah

    • don’t look good

      Easy on the family!!!!! They have lost two of their love ones.

    • take for own

      Speak for yourself!

  • Maui_Mike

    Now what all of us already know is made official, this truly changes everything…much more information sure to come…..I really think they will get to the bottom of the Charli case….sadly Mo’s case seems to yield no evidence….I’m still hopeful that changes.

    • Whatevs

      2+2=4, they are at the bottom of it, it’s now more a matter of how to prosecute without a body and with the (extremely strong) circumstantial evidence (of Steverino’s guilt) at hand.
      I’m not whispering anymore, with all due respect to the family & their previous wishes. Buddy boy is a murderer and if the coward rat basturd can kill a woman and baby he can kill anyone (much smaller than him, of course), he is a public threat.

      • Maui_Mike

        Well said.

    • Wellington Mot

      They already have the DNA results on the clothing found which obviously ties her to the clothing and so they re-classify this to a homicide. Now, if they had additional DNA evidence from the clothes that matched their suspect, he would have been arrested already, IMO. Hopefully something forensic tying the suspect to the killing will be found.

      • Maui_Mike

        Agreed, and as you allude to in your other comment, now they have to clear many other hurdles, the evidence points to her demise sadly, but perhaps the evidence will end there….I sure hope not.

  • Tiare

    Damn what a nightmare. So So sorry to her family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace and know that we are all sending love and support your way.

  • Lena

    I am so sorry too, poor Charli and her baby, I hope you know that you are loved and that your dogs still love you too…Charli RIP with your angels and baby and go into the light…the light is for you, dear. You will find love, peace, harmony there, and all your pets, loved ones who have already crossed over, are there for you…
    now you are home.

  • Lena

    Saying many prayers and sending comforting thoughts to your family still in this world, Charli.

  • airport worker guy

    The ex boyfriend boarded a flight to Seatle on Alaska air today. I checked his ticke. So sad that he was allowed to leave… what’s really going on Mpd?? I was working last month the day the other missing womans ex boyfriend left also. It was pretty creepy that they both had the same look on their faces as they were passing through the checkpoint.

    • Akoni

      pphhhhttt

      • not coconuts, i was there

        Pphhhttt?? Really

        • Akoni

          you’re a liar. get a life.

          • humankind

            Ppphhhhttttttt

    • checkered demon

      The coconut wireless at it’s best!

      • what

        What’s up with that?!!!!

      • urinidiot

        You must be one of those Mpd not doing there job

        • Akoni

          they should ban you from posting.

          • you one to

            You should refer to your own posting. No talk

    • OverIgnorance

      PROVE IT

    • Lena

      Terrible. Seattle? He will just repeat the same pattern again, unless they arrest the a**hole in Seattle, Washington. BTW airport worker guy –did you tell the cops anyway? Sorry to be so rude. But this all makes me so sick. I am sorry you had to see both of those f***heads leave, but honestly you should tell the cops if you saw them leave, and where they were going.

      • airport guy

        I notified airport police… they could do nothing.. not a suspect = free man
        Mpd bought him the ticket if you really think about it

      • airport guy

        First one San diego, he was denied flight by airport police then a week later mpd allowed him to leave. No need to notify, they already knew… 70% of women killed last year were killed by their husbands, boyfriends, lovers or exes. Look it up

    • Wellington Mot

      My best guess is that you have fabricated this whole story. You lost me when you wrote that the MPD bought his ticket. Absent proof, your looking like a troll that just loves to play games. Would love to apologize if you can prove what you say is true.

      • not a troll

        By not making him a suspect, and allowing him to leave They may as well have bought the ticket. I don’t need to prove anything to you or anybody.

  • what if

    What if, it wasn’t the ex’s that committed the crimes? 3 missing females. 2 had ex’s . 1 without. 2 cases along hana highway. 1 nor known. I just hope they catch the responsible or responsible to all of the crimes. What if.

    • Akoni

      you wish, Steve.

      • Whatevs

        Next up will be the 3 Stooges theorist stroking his beard over “Laurie, Mo and Charly”.
        @@

      • stubborn head

        What?

  • ellonysman

    I hear the exboy friend left Maui…hmmm wonder why that was?

  • Carolyn O

    If you needed help pulling your truck out of a ditch, why on earth would you call your PREGNANT ex-girlfriend and ONLY her? At night. That, in itself, is suspicious. In the interview he gave to the news, which was conducted right after she was reported MISSING, he refers her several times in the past tense, as if he KNOWS she is dead. Despite that, he says things which are extremely disrespectful, i.e.: “We weren’t together, but we still hooked up…” and “she had a mouth on her…” I would be extremely surprised if this were a random killing. It’s the ex boyfriend. The other missing women are probably not connected to this.

    • kohola

      yep. agree completely. not related to the other murders. ex boyfriend did it, not the brightest lightbulb quite obviously.. we just went through a year of this on big island (bo murdered his pregnant girlfriend on the lava field in kalapana) every imaginable scenario was played out, every possible local was blamed, but it was him.. Bo. generally the simplest, most obvious explanation is the correct one..

      • amerikkka the beautiful

        yep. blame the locals before the paycho haole. whites are conveniently oblivious when the crime points to them.

        • Yortuk Festrunk

          We don’t need your racist hate speech here, Adolf.

          • ss

            get a new rap, dumbass

          • Yortuk Festrunk

            …or what?

          • get out and breath!!!!!!!!

            Don’t you think you guys are getting way out of hand? Why don’t you guys go and watch tv or go shopping? You guys is really starting look like a bunch of stupid idiots out of control…… turn off your computers already! Calm down for goodness sakes…. MORONS!!!!!!!!!!!

          • ss

            or i will snuff u out

          • Yortuk Festrunk

            Lol, with what? Your O-Phone 5s?

        • Oldskoollikedat

          All ethnicities of “people” murder other people….haoles, locals, (aliens)…politicians….police….store owners, shoe salesmen, models, etc., …we are all human first and have the ability & capacity to murder others & other living things. It’s not about race….it’s about cray-cray ppl that think they can get away with it & not suffer the consequences. Can’t run to mainland (or to the moon) to escape karma…it’s a Mutha F*cka! And it will most def find u and due process!

          • Aloha Psychos

            Look at the numbers…..MOST of the psycho type murders in Maui, Big Island, Kauai are committed by haoles. The numbers…don’t….lie…

          • checkered demon

            Complete bullsh*t.

          • Maliko

            Why so defensive? The truth hurts huh Haole?

          • chas eric

            Who are the “Haole’s” are you referring to i take it your a simple coward racist

            as the true meaning has to do with someone who is toxic like your thoughts.

          • Maui_Mike

            Unless you factor in auto theft, meth, car break ins, muggings and the like….

          • Aloha Psychos

            But that’s my point. I am NOT factoring in all the petty crimes. If you focus on the most psycho, violently heinous crimes involving murder and rape, they are mostly committed by psycho haoles.

          • Yortuk Festrunk

            Why so bitter, Psycho? Did your girlfriend leave you for a white guy…with a job…and a car…and a driver’s license…and no beer belly…and doesn’t live with his mom?

          • As

            No. Actuall my wife is Asian. Her exes were psycho haoles. One of them killed their only son.

          • Yortuk Festrunk

            She’ll probably say the same thing about you, when she moves on to # 4.

          • Maui_Mike

            Those crimes are “petty” until you are a victim of one…..what is your point anyway, I’m not clear on what the message of your blanket statement that only white people commit heinous crimes….which is a foolish statement, but it says a lot about the author.

          • Yortuk Festrunk

            …and the child molesters.

          • Lena

            The numbers don’t lie but lotsa people do lie.

          • Lena

            True that. A human can do whatever they want to do, as long as they are willing to face the CONSEQUENCES (Karma), and even if you are not willing to face it, in time, you will face it. It will return to you tenfold.

          • enjoy life

            What the hell!!! Drop this BS about who is doing what! Everyone is capable of doing this kind of crimes even you. Now shut up and go buy a new panty cause the one that you have on is all wet. In other words turn that computer off and go do something else. You guys sounds like a bunch of idiots trying to out harass each other. Turn off your computer and do things with your love ones. And stop this racism sh@t!!!!!!

        • Lena

          Not. Whites are not conveniently oblivious. Please don’t say that. Think, do you even know what happened, in Europe nearly 70 years ago in WWII? Six million people were holocaustically murdered by Adolf Hitler, an Austrian (white) tyrannical nazi who wanted to be king of the world, who happened to be the bastard son of an abusive, white, alcoholic father, and long-suffering mother. He wanted white supremacy to reign the world, and ended up killing himself when they were finally coming for him to arrest him. It was another time, another era, no internet…Yet it still applies today because it happened to the human race. So although some people may want to point at who they think suspect it really doesn’t work that way. And don’t try to say that it doesn’t matter because it happened in Europe. It matters, because social intelligence is world-wide. What we think and say affects everyone.

          • Violet Yates

            Hitler was a sick man who scape-goated the Jews, Slavs disabled people and the mentally ill for the social problems of his time. Any other explanation is just not true. He was a socialist because it was a means to an end, that being totalitarian power. He and his ‘associates’ made a power grab when his country was at its weakest and unable to fight back, taking away the rights and freedoms of a very great majority of the country. The people he was seeking to dominate and control were viewed as lesser in his eyes, and you might view them as white too. Does the color of our skin define who we are? I think not. It is how we are raised, who our parents are, what we are taught to believe that truly defines us. This post really offends me.

          • Yortuk Festrunk

            Yes, it is true- Adolf Hitler’s NAZI (National Socialist) party was the party of big government. The party of disarming the citizens. The party of indulging their “god” complex by mistakenly thinking they had the right to decide if others were worthy of being allowed to remain alive. Much like today’s modern Democrat party.

          • Maui_Mike

            Actually the profile you describe is a perfect description of the republicans not the democrats, it fits those folks like a glove….think Rush Limbaugh, the voice of said party.

          • Yortuk Festrunk

            Lol, no.
            The Republicans are most definitely NOT the party of big government, the party of disarming the citizens, or the party of indulging their “god” complex by mistakenly thinking they had the right to decide if others were worthy of being allowed to remain alive- those are the DemonKKKrats.
            Why would you try to claim that Rush Limbaugh is any of those things?

          • checkered demon

            Huh?

          • Yortuk Festrunk

            What do you mean, “Huh?”?

          • Yortuk Festrunk

            Lol, no.
            Rush Limbaugh supports SMALLER government.
            Rush Limbaugh supports the Second Amendment.
            And Rush Limbaugh supports the Right To Life.
            Are you going to try to claim that white is black too?

          • Maui_Mike

            Rush is a racist pill popping windbag, and those are his most redeeming qualities.

          • Yortuk Festrunk

            Lol.
            It is the DemonKKKrats that are racists. Haven’t you ever heard of Nathan Bedford Forrest, George Wallace, or Robert Byrd?

          • Maui_Mike

            Let’s stay in the present day, Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, Ted Cruz, that’s the real face of the GOP….

          • Yortuk Festrunk

            KKK Democrat Senator Grand Wizard Robert Byrd IS the present day- he served the DemonKKKrat party for more than 60 of the last 65 years, and racist DemonKKKrats would STILL be voting his Klan butt back into office, but he recently died in office of old age, at 92.

          • Maui_Mike

            Ok, that’s one person…certainly relevant (not)….look, with the racist, homophobic and anti women’s rights statements that constantly flow out of the Republican Party it is a no brainer, you can spin it however you want, the facts will not change.

          • Yortuk Festrunk

            Are you seriously going to try to blame the Democrat party’s War Against Women, Children, Minorities, and the Poor on the Republicans?

          • Maui_Mike

            You must be living in a bubble, yes, I am sure the republicans have done these things, I know this because of their stated goals and the very words they say, with that said, I think both parties have issues, the GOP more so, especially the condescending religious BS.

          • Yortuk Festrunk

            What do you have against Lake County Michigan Deputy Sheriff Theodore Anthony Nugent? You hate cops?

          • Maui_Mike

            Besides being a washed up has been who has not had a new song since the 70′s, his political rant show he is a typical tea party GOP clown.

          • Yortuk Festrunk

            DemonKKKrat Bill Klinton recently commented that a few years ago, Barack Hussein would have been fetching him coffee. That’s racist.

          • Yortuk Festrunk

            I don’t know where people ever got the idea that the DemonKKKrat party was a friend to anyone but old, rich, white men. Like 65 year old Al Gore, who has more money than Mitt Romney.

          • Maui_Mike

            In a capitalist society having money is a sign of success….Gore is no longer a player in politics anyway, and historically and presently your analogy fits the GOP.

          • Yortuk Festrunk

            Those who attempt to deny The Holocaust often pull that “Let’s stay in the present day” garbage.

          • Yortuk Festrunk

            So first, Rush Limbaugh is the face of the Republican Party, and then Al Gore is not a Democrat politician.
            First, you want to “stay in the present day”, and then it’s all about “historically”.
            Make up your mind, Mike.

          • Maui_Mike

            No, Rush is only one of the many faces of the GOP, and Al Gore is not doing much to be involved in politics these days, and I paraphrased my historical comment with present day as well….you seem to get confused easily….

        • What!!!

          Shut the hell up!!!! You also sounds like a moronic idiot with this racism sh@t turn off your computer and go buy yourself a new BVD’s course is full of sh@t…… why don’t you stuff that racism up your @ss!!!!!

          • Violet Yates

            Everyone needs to stop! This article is about Charli and her baby! Quit with the finger pointing racist political stuff. It has no place here. Please. Her family is hurting. Say something nice. Tell them you’re sorry, tell them you care! Enough already. No one wants anything like this to happen, it’s just awful. :’(

          • stand alone

            Violet Yates, sad to say that guys are to stubborn headed to stop. Those guys are inconsiderate and don’t care about anyone but themselves. And being total fools, moronic idiots. And just want to show everyone how smart they really are by who can be the most racist and who can out harass each other. Just let them go. The more they comment the more stupid they look. And looks like Yortuk festrunk is leading being the most stupid, racist, moron on this posting.

          • Yortuk Festrunk

            Why would you say something horrible like that? I’m not the one making excuses for the Democrat party’s 200+ years of racism.
            I’m the one that’s hoping that America will have it’s first black President in 2016. Our nation could use the leadership of a great man like Alan Keyes.

          • hah?

            Yes, great man logan Wellbright

          • Myron

            Haole Maui Mike and Haole “Festering Turkey” (?) are the biggest waha’s; fuggin’ idiots. Always trying to battle for who’s got the biggest peepee.

          • Wellington Mot

            LOL! You just posted your version of a history of Hitler’s Germany here and you want to yell at people for getting off-topic?!

          • Violet Yates

            No, I posted what I learned in College. I did not yell either. I was upset because everyone was accusing each other of being racist, when the focus should not even be on that. Hitler wasn’t even a socialist, in modern terms, he used the term to his advantage to gain absolute power. He wasn’t a white supremacist, he was worse. That was what I was trying to point out.

    • Wellington Mot

      Admits he was told by MPD he flunked the lie detector test, but says he thinks they just told him that as a tactic. So this is simply a cat and mouse game for him. He knows he is guilty but feels confident enough to be cocky about the whole thing, IMO. Like he does not care if people know(or think) he is guilty, IMO. Could be a strong indication that he hid the body so well he does not believe it will ever be found, IMO. Otherwise why not just keep his mouth shut and avoid antagonizing the police and family.

      • Lena

        Question: does anyone know if SC actually helped in the search for Charli, and did he go to the memorial service for her and their unborn son? because if he did not go to it, then that is a pretty clear indication he did do something to her (them).
        Is Maui really so lame that it’s easier to go into DENIAL about what happens…? ‘Denial is not a river in Egypt, but it sure runs deep.’

  • deeznuts

    i heard there was 4 bodies found at nua’ailua . 2 of the 4 had no heads. is that true?

    • Susie the trainer

      A contact at MPD said to keep it on the down-low. Don’t want to kill tourism, ya know.

      • Laird Hamiltone

        I heard it was just 2 bodies. No need to exagerrate.

      • opala month

        Then shut the hell up!!!! You think you Maui news or something? There’s allot stupid morons and idiots posting on this. And doesn’t help anyone that is suffering a lost…

        • los angeles pete

          my wife and i used to come once a year to maui. with all this scary drama she wants to change our plans.

          • opala mouth

            Sorry to hear that but understandable. There’s still allot of tourist here on Maui enjoying themselves. All this drama that you’re reading is just people that don’t have all the facts and doing allot of on own investigations. You know what I mean. And these people is just over exaggerating the situation. And letting their imaginations run wild and assuming things without all the facts. And some is just acting stupid.

          • Wellington Mot

            Yes, since your “in LA” go to Mexico instead; much safer than Maui (LOL).

          • Violet Yates

            You just really like being a jerk, I guess.

    • Lena

      There are probably bodies all over the island. All I know is what ever you put out is what you get back. So there… and stay away from crystal meth, if you still have brains left at all.

      • think before acting out

        I think you’ve just put your foot in your own mouth on this one. I also heard that they had found another remain out there. You’re alittle to quick on your mouth before your brain can think.

        • f***off

          See you at Wal Mart.

      • deeznuts

        lena i dont do drugs or drink.i just herd that thay found 4 bodies at nua’ailua so i was asking if eneyone heard about that. the police did not say nothing about it . thay should let the people know .one outher bodie was found last week out kaupo side it was decapatated.i heard that from a few people that live out there.the cops no tell use about that eather. whats up wit dat?

        • Lena

          I guess the cops, doing the investigation, trying to lay low. So many people on the islands now , with more people comes more crime= city vibe. Still get country in Maui, but this happens all over planet. I dunno but cops will not tell all anyway. Just be mindful of your surroundings, no need paranoid. This whole thing has created a big stir due to publicity so they don’t wanna make it more li’dat.
          bottom line: no one deserves to die that way, especially carrying child. very sad, hope they get that person or persons responsible.

        • Wellington Mot

          Absolute fabrication about the four bodies. If drinking does this to you, stop drinking. The body with the gunshot wound to the head out in Kaupo e few weeks back was a suicide.

  • amom

    they really need to call in the FBI

    • allenbam

      edit that to they really needED to call in the FBI…kinda late now with tainted evidence removed from the ‘crime’ scene by no less than the sister and need I go on….

    • Yortuk Festrunk

      Lol, why?
      You think someone who needs to be told where the rental car counter is when they get off the plane from the mainland is going to be able to find her body?

      • hah?

        I don’t know. Tell me logan Wellbright.

    • Maui_Mike

      As they said in the press conference last month, and countless times since then, the FBI has been consulting and giving assistance from the very beginning….yet for some reason it still keeps being said…

  • GirlTropix

    The reason he’s not a suspect is timing. There wasn’t enough time to have driven back and forth to where the dog was found, to the clothing spot, burn the suv and be back home by the time they came to his door. It’s quite possible she was killed days later. The suv wasn’t found for 4 days- with no indication of when it got burned. But his whereabouts were known in the days that followed.

    Everyone needs to step back and consider the bigger picture- The Big Island has had I think 19 and 13 people go missing the last 2 years. Over 40 missing with out a trace in the last 4 years. 7 between March and April in 2010. People keep saying over and over about a human trafficking ring established there. There’s been several rescued just before they got shipped of. When you look at the reports over time- those missing 10 years ago look like addicts and a few runaways – but then the look of the missing changed into healthy young men and wemen- and lots of them. Couples. People going missing in clusters of 3 unrelated cases at a time. It’s enough to cause serious alarm! The islands aren’t that far apart. Perhaps they expanded their collecting range. Clothes left on beach could be to throw people off. Tape = restrained = abduction.(Dead people dont need to be restrained or silenced) They could have taken her out to a waiting boat and shipped her off like they have all the other people.
    Big Island is big- but not big enough to have over 48 people vanish with no bodies found. Baby selling is also big business. They’d keep her alive till she has her baby- so they can sell it.

    The police need to estimate how much tape was used to determine how it was used. binding someone’s hands and feet require a lot less than binding a body to sink it in the ocean. Talk to fishermen about unusual or new boat activity on that side- since it’s not where boats go normally.
    Has there been boat activity at night? Has there been private boats, yachts around in the last 5 years that travel between the mainland and Hawaii more than once a year- Or big fishing boats that head out with out loading up with bait or coming in with fish?

    Oahu has too much security at its harbors to un-noticed. The people who were recovered were being flown out. Maybe take a closer look at private jet activity in and out of Kona. Its happening right in front of our noses- all we gotta do is pay better attention. You or your kid could be next!

    • Kimo

      All I can say is thank God I’m not haole. Most victims and perps in these sick crimes are haole.

      • Yortuk Festrunk

        Yes, I think we’re ALL thankful that you’re not haole.

        • hah?

          We know you are. logan Wellbright

      • checkered demon

        Total bullsh*t…again.

      • TSL

        Quite the opposite James,if I had to guess looks like some meth up and messed up DNA!If one put’s some rabbits on an island come back years later guess what there all related!

    • Akoni

      wrong. there was plenty of time.
      you try too hard on purpose, trying to get attention off steve.

    • Violet Yates

      There is in depth research on human trafficking on maui and the big island. I don’t think anyone could fly out of our airport without going through security, even on a private jet, but I could be wrong. There is a small airfield in Waimea though (Kamuela). You are correct in that there are way too many missing people from the Big Island, one I went to high school with. Most disappear without a trace. Another just went missing recently, my son’s father’s family knows him. It is incredibly heart breaking. I wish the police would figure out what is going on.

    • kohola

      umm.. timing? she picks him up, they drive to keanae together, she is murdered out there, incriminating evidence, blood, DNA etc. in her SUV. he gets rid of her body and drives the dog down the road to nahiku. so it doesn’t alert popo’s to her body. he drives back to peahi area, the SUV is stripped, he torchs it and all evidence. he walks home. pau.. something like that.. why would her headlights have been behind him at twin falls when her clothes, blanket, blood was all out in keanae, not to mention her dog.. what ? she just forgot her dog out there and drove back to haiku??!! um no. that statement about her headlights is that lie that seals the deal for him.. whoops, big mistake ..

      • Wellington Mot

        Ya Right! He keeps the full grown pitbull around while he violently kills its owner?!! Obviously put the dog out of the car BEFORE he killed her.

        • hah?

          You don’t say? logan Wellbright

          • Wellington Mot

            Who? Idiot!

      • Myron

        Fuggin’ A!!!

    • Wellington Mot

      There was plenty of time. You are a moron.

      • hah?

        Wrong again logan Wellbright

  • Wellington Mot

    Nobody ever saw SC’s (borrowed) truck out at mile marker 20; not even for a little while let alone all night as SC claims. Nobody has ever come forward to say they picked up SC as he was hitchhiking out of Keanea back to Haiku when he “got stuck” as he claims. Ms. Scott’s dog was found unscathed as if it never fought to protect it’s owner, as if it knew the person that separated it from it’s owner. The story about being stuck out there was just a lie to lure Ms. Scott to a remote part of the island, IMO. The guy is 100% guilty alone. He drove Ms. Scott’s SUV back to Haiku alone that night, then simply went home. He never had to get two vehicles out of Hana b/c his truck was never stuck out there, IMO. The last place he claims to have seen Ms. Scotts vehicle following him near twin falls, is miles away from where all of the evidence has been found.

    • Violet Yates

      I can tell who you are by the way you write. You are Logan Wellbright. Also owner of The Unofficial Breakdown on Facebook.

      • Wellington Mot

        WTF ?

    • Violet Yates

      There is a reason the family is asking that the public allow this to be settled in court. All your speculating and theories can confuse potential juries when the time comes, if the police make an arrest, and I really hope they do. This article has been shared over 1500 times as of now, and it has probably been viewed by many more people. Maui is a very small community, as we all know. The potential jury pool has to come from those people. With you and many others having already tried and convicted Steven in the public eye, it is going to be very difficult to come up with 12 people who are fair and impartial. Well, you say you don’t want a fair trial for him. Actually, you do, because if he is convicted he could have it overturned on appeal based on whether or not he received a fair trial, and then where would he be? Free. I am not defending him. I do not know enough about him to say he’s guilty either, although from circumstances it may look that way. But you have to let the police do their job. You might say the police aren’t doing their job because they aren’t telling the public what they’re doing with regards to the case. They don’t tell the public what they are doing because that is not allowed. They need to keep key pieces of evidence secret until trial. The reason behind this is so that other people don’t claim to have done the crime, so the criminal who is responsible doesn’t gain an advantage, and so there isn’t too much information floating around for potential jurists to learn. Also, there are other avenues they need to pursue so when asked at trial, they can say that they did in fact pursue every lead. You aren’t really helping by going on every article and speculating at this point.

      • Lena

        There is also the possibility that they (the jurisdiction) could have a trial without a jury…

        • Violet Yates

          That is called a bench trial, and it is done if the defendant asks for it, but one would have to be really dumb to ask for that in a murder trial, as judges are more likely to convict than juries.

          • Wellington Mot

            Tell us more genius.

          • Lena

            I did not go to law school, so I don’t know much about trials.
            But look at prosecutors like the ones on O’ahu, for example — who go with anything (such as the Deedy trial) – for a sensation that will rock the public– rooting like it’s an arena or some kind of ball game. Since Honolulu is a city, the city prosecutors are trapped. There is no escape for THEM, they must answer to the relentless public. It’s different on the outer islands…it’s still up to the prosecutors to prosecute. Hopefully if anyone comes clean, they will be prosecuted. Hopefully the jurisdiction the registered Maui voters have helped to place where they are–will see to it wisely, should this crime ever come to a head. I would want to think they have the best interest of those involved and act accordingly. Nothing is cut and dried.
            Apparently, Maui prosecutors have been too chicken-sh*t to prosecute effectively. It’s easier for them to just let the perps leave the island, because no one wants to take responsibility: Maui attracts a lot of incompetence.

      • Wellington Mot

        You do nothing but post YOUR opinions and speculation, and now you want to try and act like you don’t?

      • Wellington Mot

        There will be a tainted jury pool here no matter what just from the news coverage. That is what a motion for change of venue was designed for. Don’t panic Violet, sorry my analysis of the facts as we know them gives you the quivers. But trying to police other people’s comments only makes you look silly.

  • Violet Yates

    They can’t jump to conclusions which is what everyone else is doing. They did DNA tests to make sure it was her clothes etc.

  • Skyanne

    Why would anyone want to murder a pregnant lady!!! That pisses me off! There is NO excuse. It should be classified as double homicide for the infant.

    • Violet Yates

      I know. It’s truly awful and shows how ugly our world has become. We need to rally behind the family and tell our legislature we want the law changed! Do a google search for state legislators and senators and email them.

    • Wellington Mot

      When you think about it, really only the father of the Baby would have a motive to kill a pregnant lady. Some “men” would do anything to avoid the financial and emotional “burden” of being a father. Statistically, in homicide cases with a pregnant victim where a person has been convicted, the vast majority of the time it is the father of the baby that did it.

      • Violet Yates

        You are preaching to the choir, man.

        • Wellington Mot

          Not into preaching or preachers for that matter. Just a “know it all” with opinions to spare.

      • Kuuipo

        Who had motive and opportunity, who knew and cared about the dog, and who was the last person to see her? Oh, what a coincidence! The father of Charli’s baby!

  • Dont down MPD

    you should really step back and answer your own questions unless you dont understand the laws yourself. burned car do not mean a dead person. nor blood on clothes dont mean a dead person. and so on. thats why they doing the work and not you. you cant just go on assumptions. without facts. FACTS,FACTS,FACTS……..

    • Lena

      Exactly. Considering how hard it is to do that kind of work, I give the cops credit. The evidence was circumstantial, but the DNA test gave facts. They won’t tell what is going on now since investigation is still underway.
      Don’t scoff at Maui police because you just may need them someday. They are just human and majority want to do a good job. If not, they can get a job somewhere else.

  • Wellington Mot

    The question now is whether or not MPD has the ability to bring the guilty to justice in a case with no witnesses, no body and no answers from the last person to ever see her. I sincerely hope they bring their A+ game to this effort. Charli Scott and her son deserve justice and the family deserves closure. Everyone in the community deserves to know the truth.

    • Violet Yates

      There have been answers from the man, and they have been analyzed online. Google.

    • Insp Gadget

      Boy are you dumb.

    • Kuuipo

      I am confident that they can bring charges and make them stick. They’ve been very quiet and I expect to see someone in jail very, very soon.

      • Lena

        That would be really outstanding.


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