New evidence found in missing Maui woman search

Carly "Charli" Scott

On Maui, loved ones of Carly “Charli” Scott say they are not giving up hope.

They’ll continue to look for the missing pregnant woman on Saturday morning.

Search leaders told KHON2 on Friday night that they found Scott’s shoes and some other valuables of hers in the same area where her clothes were found on Thursday night, off Hana Highway near Honomanu Bay.

This after search crews found her burned vehicle on Wednesday night in pineapple fields off Peahi Road near the surf spot known as “Jaws.”

Her dog Nala was found alive in Nahiku on Monday, the day after she was last seen.

“It’s really interesting how it all played out. There’s a good 20-plus miles between where the car was found, the clothes that were found, and then the dog itself all they way in Nahiku, and that’s a big distance,” said Pat Mulligan, who’s helping to post updates on social media.

On Friday, police searched Scott’s home in Makawao looking for DNA evidence.

Dozens of people searched a widespread area from Haiku to Keanae for about 14 hours.

Police brought in the canine unit to help look for Scott as others continued to search on horseback and on foot.

“The main thing I’m focused on is finding her. That’s the only thing I can go through right now.  We’ve just got to keep our heads up and eyes open,” said Lydia Gaines, Scott’s friend.

Scott, who’s nearly six months pregnant, is still no where to be found.

The last person to see her on Sunday night is her ex-boyfriend, Steven Capobianco. He’s also the unborn child’s father.

Capobianco told KHON2 on Friday night: “I want her and my child to come home safely.”

Police have not named Capobianco a suspect in the missing persons case.

Other friends, family and searchers continue to hold on to hope that Carly “Charli” Scott is still alive.

Gaines’ message to Scott: “Charli, I can’t wait for you to get home, I cannot wait for you to get home.”

More and more people continue to join in to help.

“Everybody treat this like this is your sister, your mother. Go out and look, put up a flier, talk to a friend, see if you can get information to help the family,” Gaines said.

If you want to help out with the search on Saturday, meet in Hana at the Maui Invasive Species Base Yard near the “Welcome to Hana” sign at 8 a.m.

Or there’s a second meeting location in Kula at 604 Naalae Road at 8 a.m.

Contact (808) 344-5688 if you need more information.

If they don’t find her on Saturday, volunteers plan to search the ocean as well on Sunday.

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