KPD searching for missing Wailua man

Help sought finding missing man

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Police Department is actively searching for a missing Wailua man who was last known to be hiking the Kalalau Trail last weekend.

Mark Maurin, 45, was reported missing at about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, wearing a white and dark blue shirt and black shorts.

According to a report, Maurin was last seen at around 8:15 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, when a friend dropped him off at the Kalalau trailhead at Ke‘e Beach.

Maurin told a friend he planned to hike the trail from Ke‘e Beach to Kalalau Valley, where he was going to camp for the weekend, according to a press release. Maurin was scheduled to return to Ke‘e Beach to be picked up by the same friend at about 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Maurin, however, did not show up for the scheduled pickup.

Maurin is approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 148 pounds. Maurin is white with brown hair and hazel eyes.

KPD has been searching for him since he was reported missing on Wednesday.

Anyone with information about Maurin’s whereabouts is urged to call KPD dispatch at 241-1711 or Crime Stoppers Kaua‘i at 246-8300.

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