The official Maui missing person list has been released by County of Maui officials. You can see the full list of 383 names later in this article, in addition to photos and bio information for some people when it’s available. However, some of them have been found.
The missing include an elderly woman who lived in a senior citizens’ complex; a young wife whose husband is desperately searching for her, her parents and other extended relatives; an EMT whose family believes he may have been helping others; and a Japanese man who worked in a Lahaina hotel. Some were disabled or wheelchair bound. Read some of their stories and see photos later in this story.
At least 115 people are confirmed dead in the wildfire, according to NBC News.
“County of Maui releases validated list of names of individuals who remain unaccounted for following Lahaina wildfire disaster,” the Maui County, Hawaii, website says. The Maui missing person list of names was released on August 24, 2023.
“The names on the list were compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),” the website says. “The Maui Police Department needs the public’s help in providing information on anyone who is reported unaccounted for and whose name is on this list, but know the person can be accounted for.”
Maui County noted: “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 locate them, please contact the FBI at (808) 566-4300 or HN-COMMAND-POST@ic.fbi.gov as soon as possible.”
“We’re releasing this list of names today because we know that it will help with the investigation,” said Police Chief John Pelletier in the news release. “We also know that once those names come out, it can and will cause pain for folks whose loved ones are listed. This is not an easy thing to do, but we want to make sure that we are doing everything we can to make this investigation as complete and thorough as possible.”
A woman wrote on Facebook of the list, “Please check these names some of them are safe! Thankfully!!! Please help us get names off the lists and let your friends and family know your ok!! 😘💪🏽 Some people don’t realize they are on here!!” It’s not clear whom she means, but it should be noted that the people on the list are not confirmed dead and may simply be out of contact with loved ones.
There is also a crowd-sourced Excel sheet tracking the missing. It lists some people as “found” who are on the government’s list.
There is also a Facebook page called Maui Fires People Finder.
Here are the people listed as missing in the Maui fires by County of Maui:
Eric Arquero wrote on Facebook, “The family of Jason Kaneshiro is desperately searching from him. Mr. Kaneshiro is living in Lahaina and working at a hotel in Lahaina. His family in Japan has not heard from him. Jason is 40 years old. If you have any info. on Mr Kaneshiro’s whereabouts or if you know his place of employment please contact the number on the flyer. Mr. Kaneshiro was living on Maui without family. Mahalo.”
According to Spectrum 1, Virginia Dofa, 90, and Louise Abihai, 98, “were best friends who lived in the Hale Mahaolu Eono senior housing facility on Lahaina,” according to Abihai’s grandson, Clifford Abihai.
The television station reported that Dofa was found deceased in her apartment, but Louise Abihai is missing.
No information was immediately available of John Aeohuhu.
Seth Alberico & Kalia Alberico: Found Safe
A crowd-sourced Excel sheet says that Seth and Kalia Alberico were found safe and are on the mainland. They are on the county’s unaccounted persons’ list, though.
Public records show Seth Alberico is 47 and lives in San Mateo, California, and he is a soccer club coach. His soccer club confirmed to Heavy that Alberico was found safe.
Information on Jennifer Alviar was not immediately available.
Generosa Amakata (aka Chun)
On Facebook, Amakata’s only visible post is a reel of the famous Lahaina banyan tree.
Online records show that Amakata lived in Lahaina and is 75 years old. Amakata’s Instagram profile picture reads, “God is good.”
Anbe was a resident at Hale Mahaolu Eono, the low-income senior-living complex, according to the Washington Post.
Her neighbor told The Post that Anbe, who used a walker, was waiting for a relative when the neighbor left the complex.
According to Honolulu Civil Beat, Anbe called her niece and left a voicemail: “I try call your mom to tell her we have to evacuate from here, I think. I don’t know what time. They going take us someplace else. OK? Bye, Terri.” That article includes a timeline on evacuation attempts.
The crowd-sourced sheet lists Anderson as found, although he is still listed on the county’s list.
John (aka Juan) Arquero & Adelina Arquero
They are listed as found on the crowd-sourced list, although they remain on the county’s list.
No information could be found on Rolando Avincula.
He is listed as found on the crowd-sourced list, but he is on the county list.
Angelica Baclig, Joel Villegas, Angelica Villegas & Adela Villegas
According to Politico, Kevin Baclig has been searching for his wife Angelica and her parents, Joel and Adela Villegas. “Six other relatives who lived next door also remain unaccounted for,” Politico reported.
“I’m not going to give up until I see them,” he said. “Of course I’m hoping to find them alive. … What else can I do?” The family’s roots are in the Philippines, the site reported.
Kevin Baclig has been posting heartbreaking comments about his wife on Facebook, writing, “I wish I could wrap my arms around you, kiss and hug you tightly so you can feel the beat of my lonely heart. My day is not the same without you! I miss you Ica💔, come home please.”
Although the county list lists both Angelica Baclig and Angelica Villegas, it is not clear if that is the same person, with married and maiden name. Joel and Adela Villegas are the missing parents of Angelica Baclig, according to Politico.
Junmark Quijano, Felimon Quijano, Luz Bernabe, Lydia Coloma & Glenda Yabes
They are all listed in the above photo collage with Angelica Baclig as being extended relatives. Salvadaor Coloma is listed on the photo collage, but he is not listed on the county missing person list.
“He is Ediomedes pavian castillo (Eddy Castillo) better known as Meye, we have not found him yet please help by sharing and let us know any information he lived in haina,” Eli Perez wrote on Facebook.
Tambra Karns wrote on Facebook that Perreira is still missing. She said that his family does not know which town he was last in. “Looking for Michael Perreira. Nobody has located him as of yet,” she wrote.
A friend wrote on Facebook that Ellen Bassford was found safe.
Revelina Baybayan & Bibiana Lutrania
A relative wrote on Facebook, “Please help. We are asking for information for Revelina Baybayan Tomboc and Bibiana Tomboc Lutriana. They were listed as “Found” by Leaf Van Alstine (collected at Lahaina Gateway, county distribution line). The contact persons tagged haven’t heard from them and relatives went to authorities and at the Lahaina Gateway but can’t confirm their names as found. 🙏🙏🙏”
Naomi Tomboc wrote, “LORD, we are praying, trusting and hoping that we can finally see and talk to our Nanay Rebing and Tita Bibiana Acosta Tomboc even just in video call. 🙏🙏🙏 We miss them so much. 😭🙏❤️❤️ They were listed as ‘Located’ in a list but until now they haven’t been reunited with our family there in Lahaina and we still don’t know their exact location and condition. 🙏🙏🙏 P.S. These photos were taken Nov. 2022 when I visited Maui. It’s a shock to see what it became now. 😭💔.”
On Facebook, Bibiana Tomboc Lutrania wrote, “Studied at Philippine Air Force College of Aeronautics, Basa Air Base Pampanga, Philippines.
Went to Basa Air Base Barangay High School.”
Ken Beebe is listed as found in the crowd-sourced list, but remains on the county missing list.
Julian Bellin is listed as found in the crowd-sourced list, but remains on the county missing list.
There is a missing person’s poster for Morinho.
It says he lived in Lahaina and was last seen at home, where he rented a room. He rides a bike and was working in cleaning and gardening at the shops on Front Street and condos/vacation properties.
Jean (aka Jeanne) Eliason
Eliason’s Facebook page contains photos of her and the Hawaiian landscape.
Eileen Caero wrote on Facebook, “My💔is heavy PLEASE IF ANYONE , ANYONE SEE HER PLEASE LET US KNOW 🙏🏼 WE WILL NOT LOSE HOPE😔Jean Eliason. Few weeks ago we text for hours. She always so kind to me🖤”
Leila Torgerson wrote on Facebook, “The fact that I have to go in and give my DNA to help them with identifying the bodies because they got burnt so badly on the day I was suppose to have my baby shower is just mind boggling. My mind physically can’t process this.” She added,
It’s been 5 days and no word from my mom. I have hope and faith she is okay but right now like what? I can’t process it. My mind is going all over the place. She’s so strong and smart and I know she would do anything to be there for me, mick and her grandson on the way. I’m happy that I have a good mindset if the worst is to happen. My mom introduced me to the book, embraced by the light and I can’t help but know if you’re not on earth anymore, heaven isn’t a bad place to be either. I love you mom so much Jean Eliason The things I would give/do to see you again. Keep the positive thoughts and prayers everyone. God is a miracle worker 🙏🏽
Johanna (aka Jopie) Bergman
Johanna Bergman of Lahaina was once a finalist for Maui County’s 2010 Outstanding Older Americans, according to Maui Now.
She was also honored by a local senior citizens’ club in 2022, which said she was 90 years old.
No information could immediately be found on Julie Bernades.
No information could immediately be found on Dorothy Best.
Nicole Sorel wrote on Facebook, “William ‘Billy’ Fink Anyone see/know him? He and family ok? Kula area more than likely….”
She described his work as, “Construction kind of thing…..has experience in disaster work. Wrote estimates. Ran jobs. Some Custom work.”
A relative, Mwsk Soares, wrote on Facebook, “Please Help us fi d my nephew Lawrence aka Larry boy BOTELHO we don’t know where he was exactly but since the maui fire we haven’t heard from him since…”
No information could be immediately found on Charlie Boy.
Britton is 73 years old, according to public records.
No information was immediately available about Akili Bryant.
Jennifer Buasert & Angelica Buasert
Both were found, according to the crowd-sourcing sheet.
Kim Berly wrote on Facebook, “Still trying to find my Dad. His name is Maurice Buen but locals know him as Shadow 80yrs old next month. Disabled and unable to drive. Lives off of Wainee St and I heard it was completely destroyed over there. If anyone has any information please reach out.”
Travis (aka Kawai) Bulawan
No immediate information could be found for Travis Bulawan.
Justin Recolizado, Victoria Recolizado & Eugene Recolizado
A post on Facebook says the family members were last seen at their home.
Joseph Lara was described in a missing person’s poster as always being with his white dog and last being seen at a market.
Anthony (aka Tony) Simpson
In posts on Facebook, people who knew Simpson said that Simpson is an EMT and might be helping others.
Karen Askounes posted on Facebook, “STILL MISSING in Lahaina, Maui – Have you seen Tony? Tony (Anthony) Simpson, EMT, Might be on a yellow motorcycle. Last Seen on Keone Street in Lahaina near his home at about 2pm on 8/8/23. My Cousin, Have you seen him? Local Lahaina Resident and EMT, may be helping? No contact with him since fires started.”
No information was immediately available about Bob Burgelhams.
Mandy Haney wrote on Facebook, “Still looking for my beautiful sweet auntie Linda. We will continue to post until you are home w us . You will not be forgotten, you will not be overlooked! So many family members , friend’s and complete strangers are looking for you . Prayers to everyone missing someone , searching for someone or just completely lost after this devastation.
People on the mainland don’t understand the Maui life and aloha💔”
She was last seen at her apartment, which was destroyed in the fire.
Information about Juan DeLion could not immediately be found.
Alfred (aka Alfie) Rawlings
He also lived at an assisted living center for seniors, according to a missing person’s poster.
According to News.com/au, Rawlings is a grandfather from Australia. “In his 80s, Alfie Rawlings was living in an assisted living complex in Hawaii,” when it caught fire, according to the site.
“What keeps me up at night is the fact that he was by himself and he was stuck in his wheelchair and he couldn’t get out,” his daughter Shirley McPherson said to the Australian news site.
“There’s nothing left of the apartment complex. It’s completely flattened, it’s just turned to ash, so I presume that he’s died.”
Marilou Dias lived in Lahaina, according to a missing person’s poster.
Kacie Dias was found, according to the crowd sourcing sheet.
Gwendolyn (aka Kanani) Puou
Brenda Keau wrote on Facebook:
We went yesterday and did our own sacred ceremony at the site of the NINE 40 ft containers of bodies. NINE CONTAINERS is not 100 bodies. Inform yourselves!!!!!!”
My husband just had to give DNA samples late last night to possibly identify his mother if found. My husband is now sick with sinus drainage from breathing while driving through Lahaina doing his job. He said ll we can do is volunteer and give back. Your continued prayers are appreciated.
This is Gwendolyn Kanani Puou – 83 of Lahaina. We are searching for her, my husband‘s mother. ￼Please contact Tony Keau with any information 🙏🏼🌺
Buddy Joe Carter
Mark Wayne Carvalho
Patricia (aka Patsy) Clifford
William K. Collins
Christine Delora Collins
Chris (aka CJ) Delacruz Jr.
Krystal Delapinia (or Delapina)
Jerry Beth Demelo
Joseph M. (aka Lil Joe) Durante Jr.
James Kimo Elliott
Phyliss (aka Penny) Garett
Michael Ray Garvin
Michael Craig Gatlin
Junmark Geovanie Villegas
Chase Daniel Hanson
Remy Selim Hart
Jay Vaughn Hartman
Arturo Gonzalez Hernandez
Via Jay Vogt
Jon Kaaihue Jr.
Charlene Kaiama Kahoe
Elizabeth Kalalealea ShawReyes
Anne Marie Karlsen
Conrad Kekoa Johnson
Leana Kekoa Johnson
Gary (aka Duffy) Kiel
Rich Ha (Nina) Thi Le
Bich Ha (Nina) Thi Le
Wendy Lou Rose
Barry Maloy (aka Malloy)
María Mansur La Valva
Leroy (aka Le) Marsolek
Eliza Martinez Cota
Joel Martinez Cota
Carlos Martinez Cota
Emilia Martinez Cota
Tevita (aka Noa) Mataele
Douglas (aka Doug) Matsuda Boucher
Michael Francis McCartin
Joseph (aka Joe) McKibben
Gerald (aka Jerry) McLain
Brandon Chase McLaughlin
Dwayne Jose Moore
Angela Nee Thompson
Tammy Jo Nelson
Paterna (aka Patti) Neuse
Johnny (aka J.O.) Olson
Matsuyuki (aka Matsu) Osato
Leticia (aka Letty or Lety) Padagas Constantino
Robert Lynne (aka Hank) Potter
Glenz Q Sabay
Kathy (aka Cathy) Racela
Richard (aka Rick) Rashon
Santa Maria Raymond
Elisha Joy Remi Elloui
Sandra Keiko Reyes
Jose Luis Roa
Raúl Alfonso Mancera Rodriguez
Kimberly Russell (or Russel)
Elvis Saint Hilaire
Edward Sato (aka Katsumi)
Janet St. Claire
Floyd A. St. Claire
Elmer Lee Stevens
Annie Taylor Vance
Rebeng (aka Revelina) Tomboc
Bibiana Tomboc Acosta
Richard Joseph Trevino
Malama K. Watson
Wayne Worthington Jr.
Dylan James Xander
Rhonda Young Holde