Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 35-year-old Kapaau woman who was reported missing.
Claudette Morell moved to Hawaii in May. She last spoke to her mother on August 29, saying she was going to Waimanu Valley and would be out of touch for five days. On Sept. 7, Morell’s mother received a text from an unknown telephone number saying that Morell will be in Waimanu Valley for an extended period of time. Morell’s mother called the phone number and spoke with an unidentified man who informed her that Morell was in Waimanu Valley with “Heather and Jake.”
Morell is described as Caucasian, about 5-foot-3, 150 pounds with blue eyes, long, straight strawberry-blonde hair and glasses. She often wears a straw hat. She has a tattoo of a vine with leaves from her knee to ankle on her left outer side of her leg and a cross shape scar on her chest. Morell has a 2001 white Chrysler Sebring four-door sedan with the license plate HAN 343.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of these individuals is asked to call the police non-emergency line at 935-3311. Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.