Around 4 p.m., today, Maui Police released the fact that they have reclassified the case of Carly J. “Charli” Scott as a homicide, rather than a missing person’s case. Read that press release in our Breaking News section, below.
Within the last hour, MauiWatch posted a statement from Charli’s family in response to the new case classification.
They said, “It is with great sadness that we can confirm that the Scott family has been informed by Maui Police that the investigation into Charli’s disappearance has been re-classified as a homicide investigation. Without disclosing details of the on-going investigation, we want to dispel rumors that Charli’s body has been recovered. Sadly, this is untrue. That said, we feel strongly that evidence of this crime should be presented in court and not via rumors and shoddy news reporting.
“We would like to thank the Maui Police for their thorough work thus far and encourage the public to cooperate with them in their search to bring Charli and her unborn son’s killer to justice.
“Thank you and mahalo for your thoughts and prayers.”
We at Maui TV News join the entire Maui community and the world at large in expressing our deepest regrets to Charli’s family, and we pledge to follow this tragic event to its conclusion.