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Family Searches for Missing Kona Woman

June 1, 2015, 10:45 AM HST
* Updated June 1, 4:48 PM
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The family of a 62-year-old Kona woman, Bobbie “Jackie” Carnathan, is desperately seeking answers after she went missing on Wednesday, May 27.

Chris Loos, Hawai’i Police Department spokeswoman, confirmed to Big Island Now that a missing person report was filed on Saturday.

Carnathan, who goes by the name Jackie, last had verified contact at 11 a.m. on Wednesday when she went ziplining at Botanical World Adventures in Hakalau.

Family of Carnathan says she was last seen wearing a baggy white short-sleeve cover-up, pink tank top, knee-length jean shorts, Addidas shoes with orange bottoms, and sunglasses on a neon green lanyard.

Carnathan has been described as 5-foot-3-inches and 120 pounds. She has blue eyes and white, blonde, and grey hair.


“She lives by herself and does not have any friends on the island yet. We have been working with the police to help find her since we live in Texas. We have been doing everything possible to track her down and to see her last known movements by looking at her phone records, credit cards, etc. but we have come up short,” Erin Housewright, daughter of Carnathan.


According to Carnathan’s family, she does not drink but does take medication for depression. She is a resident of Kona Bali Kai in Kailua-Kona.

Concerned about theirs mother’s safety and well-being, daughters Housewright and Megan Carnathan have traveled to the Big Island in order to search for their mother. “We just want to find our mom.”

Anyone who has seen Carnathan or who has information regarding her whereabouts should call the Hawai’i Police Department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.


Those who prefer to remain anonymous can call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

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