MPD/FBI Credible List of Unaccounted For Individuals
September 8, 2023
Today, the Maui Police Department (MPD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released the third list of the names of 66 individuals who have been reported unaccounted for following the Lahaina wildfire disaster on August 8, 2023. Over 3,200 individuals who were reported unaccounted for, the FBI has determined at least 2,696 of those to be safe. The FBI and MPD continue to review and vet reports of unaccounted for that cannot yet be deemed credible at this time.
On September 1, 2023, the MPD and FBI released a “second list” with 385 names. The FBI was able to determine 235 of the 385 individuals as safe and removed those 235 from the “second list.” Currently, 53 individuals from the “second list” are still unaccounted for and remain on today's list.
In addition, 80 names of possible unaccounted for are not included on the list because each of those reports are still being vetted for credibility. In these cases, no initial reporting party was provided or was available for follow-up. Also, four individuals from the “second list” have since been identified as deceased. 13 additional names were added, as provided by the following: MPD missing persons reports (which are marked with an asterisk), reports from the American Red Cross, reports from the shelters, as well as individuals who called in to report unaccounted for but did not file a police report.
The names on the list were compiled by the FBI and were deemed credible as long as the following criteria were provided:
The first and last name of the person who is unaccounted for;
A verified contact number for the person who reported the individual as unaccounted for; and/or
Additional verified information received reporting the individual as unaccounted for.
The MPD needs the public’s help in providing information on anyone who is reported unaccounted for and whose name is on this list but knows the person can be accounted for.
We need your help in locating as many of these unaccounted for individuals as possible. If you recognize a name on the list and know the person to be safe or if you have additional information about the person that may help us to locate them, please call the FBI at 888-814-7693 or reach us at www.fbi.gov/MauiFires to provide us with any information you may have.
To view the list click on this link: Lahaina Wildfires Unaccounted for Persons list If you believe an individual is still unaccounted for and their name is not included on the credible list of names, please contact the MPD at 808-244-6400 or email email@example.com to file a missing persons report. If you are an immediate family member (parent, sibling, or child) of an individual you believe is still unaccounted for, live on Maui, and want to provide a DNA sample to assist with the identification process, please call 808-270-7771. If you live outside of Maui, please contact the FBI at 888-814-7693 or go to www.fbi.gov/MauiFires to receive instructions on how you may provide your DNA in this effort. While we recognize the importance of public awareness, we also emphasize the sensitivity and privacy surrounding these cases. Our priority is to protect the rights and dignity of those involved, including the unaccounted for persons and their families. We request that everyone respect their privacy during this challenging time.
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