Laura Vogel

Vogel, circa 2010

  • Missing Since 02/21/2010
  • Missing From Haiku, Hawaii
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 12/18/1966 (52)
  • Age 43 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'8, 135 - 145 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A dusky blue t-shirt and dark gray sweatpants.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Vogel was in excellent physical condition at the time of her disappearance.

Details of Disappearance

Vogel went on a camping trip below the Haiku Community Center in Haiku, Hawaii in February 2010. She had visited the area many times, but never camped overnight there before. She was last heard from on February 21. She sent a cellular phone text message to a friend saying, "I'm camped down the way from birthing pools and meeting all the locals."

Vogel, a self-employed tutor, was supposed to be at a tutoring session at 9:00 a.m. on February 22, but she never arrived. She has never been heard from again.

A few days after her disappearance, broken parts of Vogel's phone, along with her slipper, were found along the cliffs at the birthing pools.

Searchers also found her van at a homeless camp near the Pauwela Lighthouse. The van had the keys inside it and the the driver's door was open. Vogel's surfboards and laptop computer were in the car, but her wallet was missing.

Although there is no hard evidence of foul play in Vogel's case, police consider her disappearance suspicious and her family fears she met with foul play. She enjoys many outdoor pursuits, including camping, hiking and surfing, and is described as a responsible woman with no history of leaving without warning.

Vogel is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated from New Mexico State University with a master's degree in wildlife biology, and formerly worked as a science teacher and girls' soccer coach at a high school in New Mexico. Her case remains unsolved.

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated September 21, 2018; two pictures added.