Daylenn Moke Pua
Pua, approximately 2015
Date reported missing : 02/26/2015
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 18 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white long-sleeved t-shirt, black surf shorts, slippers and a red backpack.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Pacific Islander male. Black hair, brown eyes. Pua may go by his middle name, Moke.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Pua was last seen in Oahu, Hawaii on February 26, 2015. He was a senior at Ke Kula 'O Ehunuikaimalino, a Hawaiian immersion school in Kealakekua, at the time of his disappearance, and was visiting Oahu for a field trip.
He stayed with his grandmother over the weekend and then decided to go for a solo hike at Moanalua Valley Park. Pua took pictures of himself on the Haiku Stairs, also known as the Stairway to Heaven, and sent them to his loved ones at approximately 11:00 a.m. He has never been heard from again.
The Haiku Stairs is a very steep, treacherous hiking trail and it was closed to the public in 1987. Those who ignore the posted signs can be charged with criminal trespass, but in spite of this, people hike on the trail on a near-daily basis. Pua is presumed to have gotten lost and perished during his hike, but his body has never been found.
Other information and links : ncy
Honolulu Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Honolulu Crime Stoppers
Wikipedia: The Haiku Stairs
The Hawaii Tribune-Herald
Interactive Missing Person Search Map