Police searching for girl, 15, last seen heading to school program

Police searching for girl, 15, last seen heading to school program

WAIANAE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - CrimeStoppers and Honolulu Police are looking for the public's help in finding Tiana Omayas-Kalili, who was last seen leaving her home at the Hale Wai Vista Apartments in Waianae home at 6:47 a.m. last week Thursday.

The 15-year-old girl had told her aunt and uncle who are fostering her that she was headed to her Junior ROTC program at Waianae High School, but did not make it to the event. She has not been seen or heard from since.

Omayas-Kalili had just completed a leadership camp at Schofield Barracks last week.

"So the week after the leadership camp, all the kids come in, just the leaders only," said JROTC instructor Milo Sinapati. "And she was going to come in and set up the stuff and clean up and all that. She didn't show up."

Sinapati asked another cadet to text her to see if she was coming. She replied that she was at a friend's house. He then told the cadet to text Tiana to tell her that he wanted her to come in.

"And then the next text came in and all it said was, 'I gotta go.' And that was the last thing we heard from her," he said.

Tiana's aunt called later that day, telling Sinapati that she had failed to return home.

Omayas-Kalili is the second missing teen in Waianae this month. Richard Vierra Jr., also 15, vanished after he went hiking alone on July 5.

Sinapati believes that in this case, Omayas-Kalili may have left because she thought her foster parents were too strict.

"It's just a teenager being a teenager, that's all it is, so I don't think she wants to be found or anything like that. Hopefully that's the case."

Police provided the following description of Omayas-Kalili:
Race: Hawaiian/Caucasian
Age: 15 years old
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 110 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, or *CRIME on your cellular phone.

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