Daylenn Pua

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Above Images: Pua, circa 2015

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 26, 2015 from Oahu, Hawaii
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Pacific Islander male. Black hair, brown eyes. Pua's nickname is Moke.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Pua was last seen in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 26, 2015. He was a senior at Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino, a Hawaiian immersion school in Kealakekua, at the time of his disappearance, and was visiting Oahu for a field trip. He stayed with his grandmother over the weekend and then decided to go for a solo hike at Moanalua Valley Park. Pua took pictures of himself on the Haiku Stairs, also known as the Stairway to Heaven, and sent them to his loved ones at approximately 11:00 a.m. He has never been heard from again.

    The Haiku Stairs is a very steep, treacherous hiking trail and it was closed to the public in 1987. Those who ignore the posted signs can be charged with criminal trespass, but in spite of this, people hike on the trail on a near-daily basis. Pua is presumed to have gotten lost and perished in the area, but his body has never been found.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Honolulu Crime Stoppers
    808-955-8300

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    Source Information
    Honolulu Crime Stoppers
    KITV 4
    Wikipedia: The Haiku Stairs
    KHON 2
    The Hawaii Tribune-Herald

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 26, 2017; casefile added.

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