Search for Koloa woman continues

  • Contributed by Kaua‘i Police Department

    The vehicle belonging to Jodielynn Taylor, 56, of Koloa, is seen on the South Shore.

  • Contribued by Kaua‘i Police Department

    Jodielynn Taylor is seen driving her vehicle, a gold, four-door Honda sedan, in Lihu‘e in this undated photo.

  • Contributed by Kaua‘i Police Department

    Jodielynn Taylor, 56, of Koloa, is seen in security-camera footage leaving Koloa Big Save at around 6 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7. Taylor was reported missing on Oct. 9.

  • Contributed by Kaua‘i Police Department

    Jodielynn Taylor of Koloa poses with a catch. Taylor, who was reported missing on Oct. 9, is known to fish at Shipwreck Beach and on the Po‘ipu coast.

LIHU‘E — The search continues for a Koloa woman last seen Thursday morning.

Koloa resident Jodielynn Taylor, 56, was last seen leaving the Big Save store in Koloa the morning of Oct. 7, the Kaua‘i Police Department reported on Tuesday while sharing surveillance-camera footage.

She was reported missing at around 6 a.m. on Saturday. It was previously reported that Taylor was last seen at her home on Oct. 6.

Taylor is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and approximately 130 pounds. Taylor is of Hawaiian and Caucasian descent, and has blue eyes and brown hair often worn in a ponytail. She also has two tattoos: one depicting a flower on her abdomen, and one on her lower back that reads “Ku‘uipo.” Her vehicle is a gold, four-door Honda sedan.

It is believed that Taylor, who is known to fish as Shipwreck Beach and the Po‘ipu coast, may have had her fishing poles with her when she disappeared. She is also known to frequent Koloa, Lihu‘e, Waimea and Koke‘e State Park.

As of Tuesday, KPD reported that there had been no new developments in the search.

Anyone with information on Taylor’s whereabouts is asked to contact KPD dispatch at 808-241-1711 or detective Hanson Hsu at 808-241-1641. Tips can also be left at the Kaua‘i Crime Stoppers website at


Kaleb Lay, general assignment reporter, can be reached at 647-0329 or​

  1. Jay Franklin October 13, 2021 6:43 am Reply

    Please explain further about the picture of the car. Was the car found, if so where? If it is an old picture, you should say so. It would probably be helpful to tell the reader exactly where on the south shore the picture was taken. At her house? At a place where she would park to walk to the ocean? Give us more please……

  2. Erin Gemini October 13, 2021 10:37 am Reply

    Yes, is that her vehicle in the photo? Or a vehicle similar to it? Has her vehicle been found?

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