“Charli” Search Heads to Honomanū, Missing Person Meeting Set

February 17, 2014, 8:32 PM HST · Updated February 18, 9:57 AM
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Hawaiian Paddle Sports is donating kayaks and a 4x4 truck to assist in the search of Honomanu on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Photo courtesy Morey Inc.

Hawaiian Paddle Sports is donating kayaks and a 4×4 truck to assist in the search of Honomanu on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Photo courtesy Morey Inc.

By Wendy Osher

Search efforts will focus at Honomanū Bay on Tuesday, “in light of new evidence” in the disappearance of Carly “Charli” Scott, a 27-year-old pregnant Makawao woman who went missing on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.

Organizers of the private search party will be using kayaks and dive teams to scour the area, with participants scheduled to meet at 7 a.m. at the Haʻikū Community Center.

Hawaiian Paddle Sports is assisting by providing a 4×4 truck and kayaks for the water search, but organizers are looking for experienced paddlers and free divers who are comfortable in the ocean to help paddle and search.  Volunteers with additional questions can contact Alton Franco at (808) 264-3995.

Just beyond Honomanu is Nuaʻailua Bay where Charli's clothing and blanket were found. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Just beyond Honomanu is Nuaʻailua Bay where Charli’s clothing and blanket were found. Photo by Wendy Osher.

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Family and Friends of the Scott Family will also be in attendance at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Kīhei Community Association, scheduled to run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at the Kīhei Charter School located at 41 Līpoa Street in South Maui.

Organizers say Maui Police District Commander, Captain Tivoli Faamu and his team will be in attendance.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Carly "Charli" J. Scott. Courtesy photo.

Carly “Charli” J. Scott. Courtesy photo.

Background Information:

Carly “Charli” Joann Scott, 27, was last known to have left the Haʻikū area on Sunday night 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.

The woman’s ex-boyfriend, Steven Capobianco, spoke in an interview with Mileka Lincoln of Hawaii News Now, in which he answered questions about his account of what happened on Sunday night. He claimed that after he got his truck back on the road, they drove back in separate vehicles and he lost sight of her headlights around the Twin Falls area near ʻUlalena Road. Capobianco didn’t suspect anything was wrong. (That transcript can be found here.)

The woman’s dog, who was with her when she went missing, was found near the Nāhiku Market Place on Monday, and family members say her vehicle was located on Wednesday night in Peʻahi, mauka of the surf spot known as “Jaws.”  Scott’s clothing and blanket was found on Thursday at Nuaʻailua Bay — known to some as “Paraquat’s Beach,” the Bay just East of Honomanū.

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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