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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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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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Watson K. Mahaulu
missing person case update January 2023 found new details posted
missing person case update January 2023 found new details posted
Mahaulu, date, approximate 1997
Date Missing 11/30/1997
Missing From
Oahu, Hawaii
Missing Classification Endangered Missing
Sex Male
Race
Asian, Biracial, Pacific Islander
Age 36 years old
Height and Weight 6'0, 230 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description Possibly a light blue Starters sports jacket with the words "North Carolina" on the back, blue denim shorts, and black and red sneakers.
Markings and/or Distinguishing Characteristics Biracial (Asian/Pacific Islander) male. Black hair, brown eyes.
Details of Disappearance Mahaulu was last seen leaving the Waianae Boat Harbor area in Oahu, Hawaii at around 12:00 p.m. on November 30, 1997. He has never been heard from again. He worked as a laborer, but was unemployed at the time of his disappearance. He kept late hours and sometimes stayed with his parents, and sometimes with his girlfriend. Because of his lifestyle, his family didn't report him missing until December.
Authorities don't believe he left of his own accord, as he was close to his family and didn't have enough money to leave the island. They don't think drugs were involved in his , but he is considered missing under suspicious circumstances and there are rumors that he met with foul play. His remains unsolved.
Investigating Agency
Honolulu Police Department
808-529-3394
Other
The Honolulu Advertiser
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Hawai'i Cold

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