Missing woman mailed package day she disappeared: Family

A 35-year-old Hawaii woman who has been missing for a week mailed a Mother's Day package on the day she disappeared, loved ones say.

Family members initially believed that Amanda Eller arrived at the Makawao Forest Reserve for a run on the island of Maui at about 8 a.m. on May 8, but now say it is likely her vehicle reached the location after 10:35 a.m.

The package was scanned at the receiving counter at the post office in Haiku at 10:19 a.m., pal Sarah Haynes wrote on the “Find Amanda” Facebook page. The pet-sitter for her parents received the package on Monday.

“It was filled with beautiful items and a lovely letter which included Amanda’s love for her family and excitement about her future,” Haynes wrote.

Some people believed they saw the missing physical therapist and yoga teacher at the reserve before 10:35 a.m., but it likely was another woman “who looks a lot like Amanda,” according to Haynes.

“Luckily this woman remembers exactly what she was wearing and photographed herself in the outfit so could show the people who thought they may have seen Amanda,” Haynes wrote. “It appears she was the woman who pet the puppy and talked to the other hikers. Not Amanda.”

Amanda’s boyfriend Benjamin Konkol said he was the last person to see her on May 8 before she disappeared.

"She really likes to be alone in nature too ... so it’s not unlike her to do that,” he told reporters over the weekend, according to People.

Haynes wrote on Facebook that those close to Amanda do not believe that Konkol has anything to do with her disappearance.

The missing woman’s parents have offered a $10,000 reward, and a GoFundMe page has raised more than $40,000 to aid in the search.

“Amanda is a survivor and we are going to find her,” Haynes wrote this week.

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CORRECTS FIRST NAME TO DERION This undated photo provided by the Houston Police Dept. shows Derion Vence. Vence, the man who reported 4-year-old Maleah Davis had been abducted from him last weekend was arrested near Houston Saturday, May 11, 2019 in connection with her disappearance and police say they have found blood in his apartment linked to her. (Houston Police Dept. via AP)
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Jim Reynolds, with Texas EquuSearch, conducts a search for Maleah Davis Monday, May 6, 2019, in Humble, Texas. Houston police are trying to determine what happened to the 4-year-old girl after her stepfather said she was taken by men who released him and his 2-year-old son after abducting them as well. (Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Members of Texas EquuSearch conduct a search for four-year-old Maleah Davis Monday, May 6, 2019, in Humble, Texas. Houston police are trying to determine what happened to the 4-year-old girl after her stepfather said she was taken by men who released him and his 2-year-old son after abducting them as well. (Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Sgt. Mark Holbrook gives an update about Maleah Davis, a four-year-old girl missing since Saturday night, during a news conference at the Houston Police Department headquarters, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (Annie Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Sgt. Mark Holbrook gives an update about Maleah Davis, a four-year-old girl missing since Saturday night, during a news conference at the Houston Police Department headquarters, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (Annie Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
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