Stillborn baby investigation underway in Kalalau Valley

Police and state enforcement officials are continuing an investigation into the reported birth of a stillborn baby in Kalalau Valley.

On Sunday the Kaua’i Fire Department was notified of a sighting of an “SOS” written in the sand on Kalalau Beach.

Fire department personnel were flown to the beach aboard a helicopter to investigate. Upon arrival they were told that an eight-month pregnant woman had given birth to a stillborn baby at around midnight.

A report from the county’s Public Information Office said the mother had a local address.

The mother was transported out of the remote valley to Wilcox Hospital aboard the helicopter for treatment.

Gordon Isoda, a KPD assistant chief, said early reports indicate that the father of the child buried the child somewhere on or near the beach at Kalalau.

Monday officers from the Kaua’i Police Department and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources flew into the valley in an attempt to recover the body of the buried baby.


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