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Missing Maui woman's car found burnt, on side

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Scott's burned out SUV - Photo Courtesy: Morey, Inc Scott's burned out SUV - Photo Courtesy: Morey, Inc

 

[Update 10:25 a.m.]

The search for a missing Maui woman who is five months pregnant continues Thursday. In a phone interview Thursday morning on Hawaii News Now Sunrise, Carly Scott's mother Kimberlyn said her daughter's car was found, "on its side and part of it was burned."  

Today's search will focus on the stretch of road from Keanae to Haiku.

We will have the latest on the search throughout the day.

[Update 9:45 p.m.]

Friends, who say they were "searching on a hunch", discovered the car of a missing woman on Maui Wednesday evening, but still no sign of five-month pregnant Carly Scott.

It's now been 72-hours since family members or friends have seen or heard from Charli, as those close to her call her.

Friends tell Hawaii News Now they discovered her car at the top of Jaws surf break just after 6 p.m. Wednesday night.

"They said that on a hunch because of where Steven lives, they decided to go down there and look and they found her car," described Scott's mother, Kimberly.

Steven is Scott's ex-boyfriend, who family members describe as estranged and the father of her unborn baby.

"There is absolutely no reason that Charli would have taken her car out there alone," said Kimberly, describing the spot above Jaws surf break as a place where teens hangout.  "It's a party place.  Charli is five and a half months pregnant, as a girl you just don't go out there alone and Nala wasn't with her," Kimberly said.

Nala is Scott's pitbull mix, who was found, alive and well at the Nahiku Marketplace along the Hana Highway and returned to Kimberly last night.  The reunion was bittersweet.

"I know that Nala would not leave Charli if Charli was conscious, I know that.  At first I thought that maybe she was in an accident -- but that can't be, that can't be now," Kimberly said, choking back tears.

Scott's dog Nala was found 20 miles southeast of the spot where she was last seen along the Hana Highway near mile marker 20 in Keanae.

According to her ex-boyfriend, that's where she drove to help him after his car broke down Sunday.  He reported to police she was following him back to Haiku -- but all of a sudden, she was gone.

Scott's car was found 20 miles in the opposite direction.

"They need to know who was around that vehicle.  I'm assuming they need to look if it ran out of gas or if it's mechanically operating, and I'm assuming they need to look for blood or any signs of foul play," explained Kimberly.

Family members say they're holding on to hope Scott will be found safe and soon.  

"Don't give up looking for her.  The search plan has changed, it hasn't stopped.  She still isn't found and now we know where the car is, so now we have to start looking all around here.  I'm going to try to get a helicopter again tomorrow and start looking for her along the coastline," Kimberly said.

Family members are asking anyone who may have been at Jaws or in the surrounding area Sunday night to contact Maui Police if they saw anything.

Carly Joann Scott has red shoulder length hair, green eyes, weighing 160 pounds, and stands 5-feet-10-inches tall.

Anyone with information on Scott's whereabouts should contact Detective Wendell Loo at (808) 270-6516 during business hours or (808) 268-2763 after hours.

[Update 6:30 p.m.]

The mother of Carly Scott tells Hawaii News Now that her daughter's SUV has been found at the top of Jaws surf break, however there is still no sign of Carly.

The 27-year-old, who is 5 months pregnant, was last seen Sunday night.

[Original story posted below]

The dog of a missing pregnant woman was found, alive and well.

Carly Joann Scott's dog, Nala, was returned to the family last night.  Nala was found at the Nahiku Marketplace along the Hana Highway.

"She was uninjured, unmarked," says Kimberly Scott, Carly's mother, "(Nala) was remarkably clean."  Kimberly Scott emphasized that because she says Nala does not appear to have spent time stuck in a wooded area.

Kimberly Scott is hopeful that her 27-year old daughter, who people call Charli, will also be found soon.

Teams are searching the area along the Hana Highway Wednesday, specifically near mile marker 20. 

That is where the car of Carly's boyfriend was when he called her for help Sunday night. 

According to Maui Police sources, Carly went to Hana to help Steven Capobianco who was apparently stuck in Hana.   He reported to police that she was following him back to Haiku but all of a sudden, she was gone. 

Carly is 5 months pregnant. "I can't find anything.  I can't find her," says Kimberly Scott, "Of course, I've got every worse nightmare running through my head."

Capobianco is the father of the unborn child.  He is assisting with search efforts.

There was a report this morning that Carly's car, a 1997 silver Toyota 4Runner with Hawai'i plates MDE889, was found in Hana.   An officer did check it out but it was not the right vehicle.

"I just want to find her. She's pregnant. If she went off one of these ledges. I mean I don't know... " says Kimberly Scott.

Carly Joann Scott has red shoulder length hair, green eyes, weighing 160 pounds, and stands 5-feet-10-inches tall.

Anyone with information on Scott's whereabouts should contact Detective Wendell Loo at (808) 270-6516 during business hours or (808) 268-2763 after hours.

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