Search Continues for Missing Woman Deborah Wiley

The Hawai`i Police Department is renewing its request for community members to be on the lookout for 67-year-old Deborah Wiley who remains missing from Kinue Road since the evening of Sunday, May 13.

Wiley is described as 5-feet-3-inches and 140 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

Police says Wiley was last seen wearing a dark bluish colored long-sleeved shirt, blue colored jeans, grayish-white tennis shoes, and could now be wearing a camouflage-colored hat. She is in need of medication and may be disoriented.

Authorities confirmed that Wiley was seen on a private driveway on Hind Drive in Captain Cook on May 13, at approximately 5 p.m. She was last observed walking from the driveway towards the Highway 11/Napoopoo Road intersection.

Police and Hawai`i County Fire Department personnel conducted extensive checks in the immediate and surrounding areas, however, Wiley was not located.

On May 14, police received information that a woman matching Wiley’s description was sighted in the areas of Keala O Keawe Road and Kealakekua Bay, however, upon further investigation police determined the woman sighted was not Wiley.

On May 16, police received information that a woman matching Wiley’s description was spotted walking up to Captain Cook Road “A” earlier that same morning. Additional information received indicated that Wiley might have been wearing a camouflage-colored hat. Upon receiving this information, additional checks were conducted in the area, however, Wiley was not located.

Extensive checks, including the notification of area businesses and residents encompassing the Captain Cook area have been conducted since May 13 by personnel with the HPD, HFD, family and community members.

A HPD scent-discriminating canine was also utilized to locate Wiley, however, she was not located.

Police say they’ve also done extensive aerial searches with assistance from the HPD, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and United States Coast Guard. Some of the properties in this general area consist of larger sized acreage with heavy foliage and property owners are encouraged to visually check their properties for anything that may be out of the ordinary.

Police have not received any additional information regarding Wiley’s whereabouts, but are asking community members to continue to be on the lookout for her.

If anyone has information on Wiley’s whereabouts, you are asked to contact Dispatch at (808) 935-3311 or Detective David Matsushima via e-mail at or at (808) 326-4646 ext. 224.

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