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A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are unknown. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2 to 5 percent of missing children in Europe. By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends. A number of organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and images of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.



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Resources for Missing Persons

According to current statistics, 4,000 people in the United States go missing every day. Sometimes a child suddenly vanishes from the bus stop or the local park or even from their own yard or bedroom. Or a teenager doesnít return home after a walk to the neighborhood grocery store or a bike ride or a party with friends. Other times, an adult is mysteriously absent from their job or neighbors havenít seen them for several days, and family and friends havenít heard from them either.

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Valerie Park
Park, date, approximate 2020
Date Missing 11/05/2020
Missing From
Hana, Hawaii
Missing Classification Endangered Missing
Sex Female
Race
Pacific Islander
Age 83 years old
Height and Weight 5'6, 110 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description A bright multicolored night robe, blue sweatpants, brown slippers, a beanie hat, a wedding ring and possibly a bracelet.
Medical Conditions Park suffers from dementia, needs medication for high blood pressure, and is hard of hearing. She reads lips to understand what people are saying.
Markings and/or Distinguishing Characteristics Pacific Islander female. Gray hair, brown eyes. Park wears eyeglasses. Her nickname is Val.
Details of Disappearance Park was last seen at her residence in Hana, Hawaii at 8:00 p.m. on November 5, 2020. At 5:00 a.m. the next day, she was discovered missing. Her handbag with her money and identification was left behind.
Park is a retired Parks and Recreation Department employee. She is childless, but did help raise her nieces and nephews, and she was close to her family and saw them daily. She does not drive and according to her family it would be uncharacteristic of her to go into the water. An extensive search of the area turned up no indication of her whereabouts. Her remains unsolved.
Investigating Agency
Maui County Police Department
808-244-6400
Other
NamUs
Maui Police Department
The Maui News
Maui Search and Rescue

Missing Person Photos

A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are unknown. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2 to 5 percent of missing children in Europe. By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends. A number of organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and images of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.



Missing Person Photos

Resources for Missing Persons

According to current statistics, 4,000 people in the United States go missing every day. Sometimes a child suddenly vanishes from the bus stop or the local park or even from their own yard or bedroom. Or a teenager doesnít return home after a walk to the neighborhood grocery store or a bike ride or a party with friends. Other times, an adult is mysteriously absent from their job or neighbors havenít seen them for several days, and family and friends havenít heard from them either.

Missing Person Photos