Search For Captain Cook Woman Missing Since May Continues

Police are renewing their request for community members to be on the lookout for 67-year-old Deborah Wiley who remains missing from Kinue Road since Sunday, May 13.

Wiley is described as 5-feet-3-inches and 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She 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. Wiley is in need of medication and may be disoriented.

Police confirm that Wiley was last observed walking on Highway 11 near the 111 mile-marker.

Extensive checks, to include notifying area businesses and residents, encompassing Captain Cook have been conducted since May 13, by personnel with the Hawaiʻi Police Department, Hawaiʻi Fire Department, along with numerous family and community members.

A HPD scent-discriminating canine was also utilized to locate Wiley, however, she was not located. Also, extensive aerial searches were conducted with assistance from the Hawaiʻi Fire Department, 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 we would like to ask 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 email at or at (808) 326-4646 ext. 224.