White truck next to people in red hats near burned out trees
Service members search Lāhainā Town following the devastating Aug. 8 fire. Photo by National Guard Master Sgt. Andrew Jackson

There are still 12 individuals who have not been accounted for following the devastating Aug. 8 fire in Lāhainā, police said Friday. This is down from the list of 22 individuals released by police officials last week.

The list of unaccounted for individuals was compiled by both the Maui Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, police said.

The 12 individuals who remain on the unaccounted-for list all have a missing persons report on file with the MPD and are the only remaining credible unaccounted for individuals at this time, police officials said Friday. 

The FBI and MPD continue to review and vet any new incoming reports of individuals who might still be unaccounted for after the fire.

Click here to view the list of 12 individuals.

Anyone who recognizes a name on the list and knows the person to be safe or has additional information about the person that may help in locating them are asked to call the FBI at 808-566-4300 or visit www.fbi.gov/MauiFires.

Those who believe an individual is still unaccounted for but can’t find their name on the new list should contact the MPD at 808-244-6400 or email unaccounted@mpd.net to file a missing persons report.

Immediate family members on Maui of an individual believed to still be unaccounted for who want to provide a DNA sample to assist with the identification process should call 808-270-7771. Those outside of Maui can contact the FBI at 808-566-4300 or go to www.fbi.gov/MauiFires.

The estimated death toll from the Aug. 8 fire in Lāhainā stands at 97, according to county officials. In addition, the fire destroyed more than 2,200 structures, displacing thousands of residents.

Rebuilding cost estimates exceed $5.5 billion, according to the county.

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