Dayne Kawika Ortiz
Ortiz, approximately 2013; Tattoo on Ortiz's chest; Tribal sleeve on Ortiz's arm
Date reported missing : 11/02/2013
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
Biracial, Pacific Islander, White
DOB : 10/24/1995 (25)
Age at the time of disappearance: 18 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 175 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Black size 33 "SoCal" board shorts.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Biracial (Caucasian/Pacific Islander) male. Ortiz has a tattoo of his last name "ORTIZ" across his chest and a full tribal sleeve tattoo on his arm. Photos of his tattoos are posted with this case summary.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Ortiz was last seen in a kayak in the waters fronting the Mokuleia Polo Fields in Waialua, Hawaii on November 2, 2013. He was having difficulty in rough water about 100 yards from shore, then his kayak capsized and he vanished in the water. He has never been heard from again. That evening, his empty kayak was found washed ashore. A few days later, divers found two pieces of his board shorts.
An extensive search, covering more than 720 square miles, turned up no sign of Ortiz. He is presumed drowned. He was a senior at Farrington High School in 2013, and played on the football team.
Other information and links : ncy
Honolulu Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are not known. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2–5% of missing children in Europe.
By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends.
Several organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and imAge at the time of disappearance: s of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Dayne Ortiz's Facebook pageheader
Interactive Missing Person Search Map