Update: Ex-boyfriend of missing Maui woman named 'person of interest'

Update: Another Search for Missing Mom
Moreira Monsalve with Bernard Brown
Moreira Monsalve with Bernard Brown

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Law enforcement sources say Maui Police have named Bernard Brown a 'person of interest' in the case of a missing woman.

Brown was the last person to be with Moreira Monsalve on January 12th.  Monsalve, a mother of three, hasn't been seen since.

Brown was seen in the Polipoli Recreation Area on January 14th, two days after Monsalve went missing.  Government workers maintaining the trails there said Brown was in his pickup truck.  On Saturday, January 18th, family and friends joined police using k-9 units to search the park but didn't find Monsalve.

Her purse and other items were later found in a dumpster.

Brown is now considered a 'person of interest' for several reasons.  Sources say, he refused to take a polygraph, he was the last person to see the woman alive, and he did not show up at any of the searches for Monsalve.  He reportedly told police he wanted to help find her, even volunteered a helicopter, a promise he apparently did not follow through on.

Loved ones organized another search this past Saturday at the Waiehu Beach Park area, but again, did not find anything significant.

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