County of Maui releases validated list of names of individuals who remain unaccounted for following Lahaina wildfire disaster
UPDATE Aug 25, 2023: "About 100 names tentatively removed from missing list"
HNN Aug 25, 2023: Scores reported safe after Maui releases list of unaccounted for, but 100s still missing
News Release from County of Maui August 24, 2023
The County of Maui on Thursday released a validated list of the names of 388 individuals who have been reported unaccounted for following the Lahaina wildfire disaster on August 8, 2023.
The names are being provided to the public in an effort to help identify anyone who can be accounted for.
The names on the list were compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and were deemed validated as long as the following criteria was provided:
- The first name of the person who is unaccounted for
- The last name of the person who is unaccounted for
- A verified contact number for the person who reported the individual as unaccounted for
The Maui Police Department needs the public’s help in providing information on anyone who is reported unaccounted for and whose name is on this list, but know the person can be accounted for. To view the list online, please visit www.mauinuistrong.info/unaccountedfor.
If you recognize a name on the list and know the person to be safe, or if you have additional information about the person that may help locate them, please contact the FBI at (808) 566-4300 or HN-COMMAND-POST@ic.fbi.gov as soon as possible.
“We're releasing this list of names today because we know that it will help with the investigation,” said Police Chief John Pelletier. “We also know that once those names come out, it can and will cause pain for folks whose loved ones are listed. This is not an easy thing to do, but we want to make sure that we are doing everything we can to make this investigation as complete and thorough as possible.”
If you believe an individual is still unaccounted for and their name is not included on the validated list of names, please email email@example.com immediately to provide the Maui Police Department with any additional information you may have on that person.
As of late Thursday afternoon, an additional 1,732 individuals who had originally been reported as unaccounted for have since been found safe and well.
If you are an immediate family member (parent, sibling or child) of an individual you believe is still unaccounted for, please visit the Family Assistance Center in the Monarchy Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency in Ka’anapali to provide a DNA sample to assist with the identification process.
If you live outside of Maui, please contact the FBI at (808) 566-4300 or HN-COMMAND-POST@ic.fbi.gov to coordinate the submission of a DNA sample.
To see a video statement on the release of the validated list of names from Chief Pelletier, click here: VIDEO LINK
The validated list of names of individuals who remain unaccounted for is at: LIST LINK
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