Moreira Monsalve, 46, has been missing from her home in Maui since early last winter.
Monsalve, affectionately known by friends and family as “Mo,” was reported missing by her daughter, Alexis Felicilda, on January 14th, 2014.
According to Maui police, Mo was last seen by her ex-boyfriend, Bernard Brown, on January 12th, when she stopped by his Wailuku residence. Several days later, some of her personal belongings were found in a dumpster at the nearby Wailuku Community Center.
Police have since identified Brown as a person of interest in the case, announcing at a press conference in February that he had declined to give a statement or take a polygraph test. Brown has not, however, been named a suspect in the case, and left the state in early February, according to local NBC affiliate KHNL.
Mo’s case has garnered national attention, in part, due to the disappearance of Maui woman Carly Scott, featured earlier this year as part of Dateline’s Missing in America Series. Police do not believe the two cases are linked.
Felicilda, along with the rest of Mo’s family will hold a memorial in this Sunday, September 7th, the day before Mo’s 47th birthday.
Mo weighs 170 lbs, is 5’7” tall, and has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call the Maui Police Department at (808) 244-6400. Her family has also created the group Mowatch Missing Person Moreira Monsalve in an effort to share updates about the case.