Victims & Missing

Maui police confirm another fatality from Lahaina wildfire, bringing total to 102

The Maui Police Department today confirmed the identity of another victim involved in the West Maui Wildfire incident of August 2023, bringing the total confirmed dead to 102. On Monday, June 24, 2024, the Honolulu medical examiner’s office confirmed Claudette Heermance, 68, of Lahaina succumbed to injuries sustained on Aug. 8, 2023, according to Maui police.

Scholarships awarded in honor of Lahaina fire victim, Clyde Wakida

The Clyde Wakida Scholarship Fund was established through donations from friends and family after the August fire.  This year the Fund awarded five recipients, each receiving $2,000. Recipients were: Carla Mae Agrade, Judy Dela Cruz, Blessy Calapit, Cecelia Steiner and John Tumpap.

Memorial consultant to speak at the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, April 2

Memorial consultant, Greg Miller will be the speaker at the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset meeting on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Miller will share the overview of the process and steps involved in the San Diego Surfer’s Memorial.  He currently serves as the advisor of the Lahaina Town Fire Memorial.

Maui police identify 101st Maui wildfire fatality, Paul Kasprzycki, 76

Paul Kasprzycki, an artist, craftsman and woodcarver credited with creating the welcome to Lahaina signs, was positively identified publicly Tuesday as the 101st fatality of the Aug. 8 Lahaina wildfire.

Maui police identify 100th wildfire disaster victim

Maui police today confirmed the identity of Lydia Coloma, 70, of Lahaina as a victim of the Aug. 8, 2023 wildfire in West Maui. Coloma was previously on a list of unaccounted for individuals, which has now dropped to three people. The latest confirmation completes the public identification process for the 100 known fatalities from the Lahaina fire.

Police publicly identify one more victim of Lahaina fire; bringing total to 99 of 100 known fatalities

The Maui Police Department today identified one more victim of the Aug. 8 Lahaina fire: Sharlene Rabang, 78, of Lahaina.

Police publicly identify one more victim of Lahaina fire; bringing total to 98 of 99 known fatalities

The Maui Police Department today identified one more victim of the Aug. 8 Lahaina fire: Lee Rogo, 76, of Lahaina. There are now 98 people publicly identified of the 99 known fatalities.

Credible missing persons list drops to 4 people unaccounted for from Lahaina fire

On Oct. 30, the Maui Police Department’s credible list of unaccounted for individuals from the Aug. 8 Lahaina wildfire has dropped from five people to four individuals.

Credible missing persons list drops to 5 people unaccounted for from Lahaina fire

On Oct. 27, the Maui Police Department’s credible list of unaccounted for individuals from the Aug. 8 Lahaina wildfire has dropped from six people to five people.

MPD ‘Credible List’ of unaccounted for individuals from Lahaina wildfire drops to six

Maui police released photos of the six people who remain unaccounted for following the Aug. 8 Lahaina wildfire.

Police publicly identify one more victim of Lahaina fire; bringing total to 97 of 98 known fatalities

The Maui Police Department on Monday identified one more victim of the Aug. 8 Lahaina fire: Michael Misaka, 61, of Lahaina.

7 people still on credible missing list from Lahaina fire; remains of 1 person left to be identified

The Maui Police Department says there is only one person’s remains left to be identified of the 98 remains found in the fire zone.

Police publicly identify 2 more victims of Lahaina fire; bringing total to 96 of 98 known fatalities

The Maui Police Department on Wednesday identified two more victims of the Aug. 8 Lahaina fire: Leslie Smith, 80, and Dale Richter, 66, both from Lahaina.

Police identify Jeannie Eliason as Lahaina fire victim; she died before birth of first grandchild

Jeanne Eliason of Lahaina was excited to become a grandmother for the first time, but she died in the Lahaina fire before her daughter gave birth to a baby boy.

Maui police narrow ‘Credible List’ of unaccounted for individuals to 10

The Maui Police Department has narrowed its list of unaccounted for individuals from the Aug. 8 Lahaina wildfire to 10 people. The updated list was released on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023.

One more Lahaina fire victim identified by police: death toll is 98, unaccounted for is 12

The Maui Police Department identified one more victim of the Aug. 8 Lahaina fire on Thursday: Michael Mahnensmith, 80, of Lahaina. Mahnensmith’s name was moved from the latest “verified list” of unaccounted for individuals released last week Friday. Maui police update the list weekly.

Lahaina burn victim identified among the fatalities from the Aug. 8 wildfire

The Maui Police Department on Tuesday identified Laurie Allen, 65, of Lahaina as a victim of the Aug. 8 Lahaina fire. She had sustained burn wounds during evacuation from her home, according to earlier reports.

One more Lahaina fire victim identified by police: death toll is 97, unaccounted for is 12

The Maui Police Department identified one more victim of the Aug. 8 Lahaina fire on Monday: Franklin Trejos, 68, of Lahaina.

Maui police narrow ‘Credible List’ of unaccounted for individuals to 12

The Maui Police Department has narrowed its list of unaccounted for individuals from the Aug. 8 Lahaina wildfire to 12 people. The updated list was released on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023.

One more Lahaina fire victim identified by police: death toll is 97, unaccounted for is 12

The Maui Police Department identified one more victim of the Aug. 8 Lahaina fire on Friday: Allen John Constantino, 25, of Lahaina.
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