Missing woman on the Big Island, found alive after three days

Missing woman on the Big Island, found alive after three days


Late Tuesday afternoon Britney Pieta walked out of a wooded area in the Hawaiian Acres subdivision, three days after she went missing.  The 26-year old is dehydrated and disoriented, but is expected to be ok.  She was in an area that police had searched using dogs and choppers. Police will interview her to try to find out where she was and what happened to her.


Tracking dogs and choppers are being used to try to find Britney Pieta.

The 26-year old moved from the mainland last week Wednesday, and was living with her uncle and his wife. Just days later, her uncle says, she went for a walk, and never came back.

The Hawaiian Acres subdivision is very spread out and remote and Pieta does not know the area.  She only had the clothes she was wearing and her cell phone, which appears to have died.

"We came back from a trip to the ocean, and I took a nap. I woke up and she was gone," says Daryl Pieta, her uncle, "I tried calling on her cell phone and it would just keep ringing and no response."

Sources say the dogs lost her scent at the end of Road D, indicating that she may have gotten into a car with someone.

Pieta is in need of medication.

She is described as weighing approximately 5'6", 110 pounds with brown hair. She was last seen wearing a purple shirt, black pants, a blue jacket and black boots.

Call police with any tips.

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