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Woman Missing, Vehicle Found in East Maui

July 28, 2019, 4:06 PM HST
* Updated July 31, 6:00 PM
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Team leaders that organized the search for lost-then-found Amanda Eller on Maui in May, have put out a call for help in finding a mainland woman who went missing on Maui.

Khiara Henry, 23, was seen on Maui on July 21, 2019, and the vehicle she rented was found at Waiʻānapanapa State Park in Hāna on July 25, 2019, according to police.

Maui police Lieutenant Gregg Okamoto said Khiara Henry was reported missing on Friday, July 26, 2019. She is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall, 120 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

Khiara Henry. Courtesy photo.

“The challenges of working in Hāna are not only logistical, but also technological. Simply put, there’s not much cell coverage out there. So we will need to get any apps and maps downloaded before hand,” said Chris Berquist who is helping to organize a volunteer search.

Fellow organizer, Kimberly Scott who has been identified on flyers as the family representative, is working on getting flyers out and is starting to take in information and tips.

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According to a flyer being circulated online, Henry’s vehicle was noticed in the gravel lot at Waiʻānapanapa. “All of her belongings, except her cell phone and car keys were in the car. Her cell goes directly to voicemail and the voicemail is full,” according to the flyer.

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“I can’t emphasize enough the power of the community support and the role it played in finding Amanda,” said Berquist in an email communication. He provided a rundown of anticipated needs: “Lots of foot searching, transport vehicles, food, radios, chairs, FAA drone pilots, free and scuba divers, tables, office staff, local media to keep people informed and involved, and a good working relationship with the local government resources.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Maui police at (808) 270-6516 or (808) 244-6400.

*This post will be updated when more information becomes available.

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