Isabella Kalua Bio/Wiki
According to current reports, a large search is underway in Hawaii for a girl named Isabella Kalua whose adoptive parents believe they last saw her in her bedroom on Sunday night.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser stated that first-grader Isabella Kalua, who was given the name Ariel Sellers at birth, was last seen at her house on Puha Street in Waimanalo at 9 p.m. Sunday.
She is 6 years old.
Isabella Kalua Missing Update
Home video security shows Isabella leaving the house about 1 a.m., according to a social media post, but the paper was unable to confirm this.
According to Hawaii News Now, Interim Police Chief Rade Vanic informed the Honolulu Police Commission on Wednesday, “Investigators haven’t determined or we don’t have sufficient evidence to show that the child was abducted,”
He added, “We are hoping she isn’t in immediate danger,”
Day three of the search for six-year-old Isabella Kalua. The search continues tomorrow morning at Kailua District Park. Call Crime Stoppers Honolulu with any information 808 955 8300 or 911.@honolulupolice pic.twitter.com/R0FjUwpza4
— Max Rodriguez (@maxrrrod) September 16, 2021
Isabella Kalua Parents
Melanie Joseph, her real mother, told the newspaper that she last saw her daughter approximately a year ago during a scheduled visit and that there was evidence of physical abuse.
She stated that she does not believe her kid is the sort to go off on her own. Joseph told the outlet, “She stuck to me,”
“I think something happened.”
According to the report, the Kaluas had custody of four of Joseph’s five kids for four years, while a fifth, a 5-year-old, is residing with a relative. The three other siblings, ages 1, 3, and 12, were taken into custody by Child Welfare Services after Isabella went missing, according to the outlet.
SOURCE: CPS has taken the siblings of a missing 6-yr old girl as an intense police search continues.
Isabella Kalua was last seen in her Waimanalo home around 9 pm, police were called about 6 am by her adoptive mom. HPD is seeking the public’s help
More: https://t.co/chBaBb3UX1 pic.twitter.com/x06kC9nwza
— Lynn Kawano (@LynnKawano) September 14, 2021
According to the investigation, Sonny Kalua, also known as Isaac K. Kalua III, the designated lessee of the residence where Isabella was last seen, has a violent criminal past.
According to the site, he pled guilty in 2001 to one count of first-degree terroristic threats, two counts of second-degree assault, and one count of attempted second-degree assault.
The family had been urged not to speak, according to an acquaintance at the Kalua residence. She said, “We don’t want to jeopardize the case,”
According to Hawaii News Now, hundreds of volunteers and members of Isabella’s birth family gathered at Waimanalo District Park on Wednesday to coordinate the search effort.
According to the biological mother of the girl, “I’m thankful everyone is here to help,”
“I just want whoever has her to bring my baby back home.”