Family offers $10K reward in search for missing Maui woman

Published On: Feb 17 2014 06:18:14 PM HST   Updated On: Feb 17 2014 10:52:12 PM HST

The family of a pregnant woman, missing for more than a week on Maui, is raising a reward. The family of Carly Scott is offering $10,000 to anyone with information leading to Scott's rescue or recovery.

As the search for Charli Scott enters its second week, the family of the missing mother-to-be needs time to regroup. Temporarily, they suspended the search on Tuesday to process all the information they have received.

"They're distraught, but still driven to find her," said Jeff Simon, Search Director.

Charli was last seen at her sister's house in Haiku on Feb. 9. The following day her dog was found alive all the way in Nahiku. Then on Wednesday, Charli's burnt car was discovered near Jaws surf-spot. The next day, what is believed to be the clothes Charli was wearing when she disappeared was found near Honomanu Bay.
The latest pieces of evidence turned up as two rolls of used duct tape and a pair of gloves were found in that same area near mile-marker 15 of Hana Highway. That prompted another group of volunteers to change the way they were searching and give one last push to search by taking to the sea and searching below the surface near Honomanu Bay.

"If she were wrapped and rocks were put on her and then taken out of ocean, who knows what kind of depth we'll deal with," said Pat Mulligan, a volunteer.

Meanwhile, Charli's family is still hopeful that their questions will be answered.

"I almost have no doubt that somebody out there knows what happened to her. She was obviously taken and somebody out there knows. They need to come forward," said Fiona Wais, Charli's sister.

"I was holding out hope that she had been in some kind of car accident because that's the best of the worst," said Kimberlyn Scott, Charli's mother.

While a weeks' worth of findings paint a dark picture of what may have happened to Charli, her family is not ready to give up.

"I just keep hearing her say, 'Where are you? Where are you? You're supposed to come and get me,'" said Kimberlyn.

On Monday, more than 60 people searched for Charli on the Kipahulu side of Hana Highway, but we're told nothing relevant to this case was found.

The family will take Tuesday off from searching. They're asking anyone concerned with this case to show up for a community meeting on Tuesday at the Kihei Charter School starting at 6:30 p.m.


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