Police seek public's help in finding yoga instructor who has been missing in Hawaii for five days
A yoga instructor who went on a hike in Maui last week has been missing for five days, CNN reports.
Amanda Eller, 35, was last seen Wednesday morning, but her friends and family haven't heard from her since. Police discovered her white Toyota RAV4 the next day in the parking lot at Makawao Forest Reserve. Her belongings, including her phone, were in the vehicle, Sarah Haynes, one of Eller's friends, told KHON.
"That is common for her," said Haynes, who is part of a search team. "She likes to unplug when she runs."
The Maui Police Department, along with the Maui Fire Department, the state's Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DLNR), American Medical Response and Maui Search & Rescue, have joined efforts to find Eller. They have reportedly used dogs, ATVs and drones to help them with their search.
"I guess my hope is that she's just injured not too badly," said Lucia Maya, another friend of Eller's. "But that she'll be found quickly and that there hasn't been any foul play."
Eller, a Maryland native, relocated to Hawaii from Florida to offer private physical therapy services, according to her website.
A $10,000 reward has been offered for information on her whereabouts.