Amanda Eller, 35, a yoga instructor living in Maui was reported missing on Thursday. Her family and friends haven’t heard from her since 7:03 a.m. on May 8th. 

“Police found her white Toyota RAV4 in the parking lot at Makawao Forest Reserve on Thursday morning at about 9:50 a.m.

‘Her car was there and her belongings were in her car. Her phone was in her car,’ Eller’s friend, Sarah Haynes, told CNN affiliate KHON. ‘That is common for her. She likes to unplug when she runs.'”1

Although the police have ended their search, Haynes said “Amanda’s really well loved in the yoga community and there are people coming from all over the island coming in and hiking and trying to find her.”1

And right now, one thing those volunteers want is video:

“Organizers were also seeking video from residents and businesses along the route from the Hāna Highway to the Haʻikū Post Office, and the Haʻikū Post Office to the Makawao Forest Reserve.

This request comes after video was reportedly obtained of a vehicle matching Eller’s leaving the Haʻikū Post Office at 10:21 a.m. on the day she was last seen. A Mother’s Day package was reportedly mailed the day she disappeared, and was received by the pet sitter of her parents yesterday, according to updates posted on the Findamanda Facebook page.

Searchers hope any additional footage could help to determine if Eller was the driver, if she was alone, what she was wearing, what direction her vehicle may have gone and if she was being followed.”2

Haynes has been collecting leads for the family and reports that there is a $10,000 reward being offered for Eller’s safe return. She can be reached at (415) 336-4591.

You can also contact Maui police at (808) 244-6400 or 9-1-1 in an emergency or CrimeStoppers at (808) 242-6966, if you want to remain anonymous.



  1. CNN
  2. Maui Now