Police, father searching for 2 children missing for a month

(Image: Family)
(Image: Family)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - HPD detectives are trying to track down a Waianae woman who has taken off with two of her children.

"I'm afraid the mom is vindictive and could hurt my children to get back at me," said Elgin Onaga.

Onaga says it's been nearly a month since Angela Geronimo disappeared with their two children Ayla and Kanalu. The 34-year-old is suspected of hiding the kids from Onaga.
A court order shows the children are supposed to live with him. Geronimo is only supposed to have the children every other weekend and during the summer. An arrangement he says she wasn't happy with.

"She sent me an email in May telling me she was going to move to Washington with her new husband and new kids. She has three other kids.  She wanted to take Ayla and Kanalu with her and I said no," said Onaga.

Text messages show talk of a move had the kids worried. Ayla telling her dad she didn't want to go back to her mom's for the summer.

But Onaga obeyed the court order and dropped the children off with his ex the Monday after Father's Day. He says that's when communication with his kids was cut off.

"I asked her for proof of life and that's when I stopped hearing from her," said Onaga.

When he tried tracking her down he discovered Geronimo and her new husband had been evicted from their Waianae home. Her cell phone was also disconnected. Onaga went to police when the children weren't returned on the agreed date at the end of summer.

Police are actively looking for the children and their mother here on Oahu but haven't ruled out the possibility they may have left the islands for the mainland.

"My kids are not in school. It's not fair to them. They're being damaged. I'm afraid because the situation that is evolving. It's getting to the point where she can go to jail," said Onaga.

Custodial interference is a felony.  If convicted you can be sentenced up to five years in jail.

If you have any information on this case call Honolulu Police.

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