HAWAII—After months of searching for 27-year-old Kayla Hunt, the Florida woman whose body was found on a beach in Honolulu last week, authorities have finally released the name of the person who had been seen at her apartment, where she lived in Honolulu.
The name was not revealed during a news conference on Thursday.
The Honolulu Police Department has said it was not certain who the man was and did not know why Hunt was seen there.HPD Commissioner Ron Kealoha said Hunt had been in the area of North Beach for at least a few days and was last seen at 11 p.m. on July 31.
The department’s crime scene tape has been removed.
“We know that she was seen at that apartment on the night of July 31, and we have been trying to get some information on that and have been unsuccessful at that time,” Kealohas said.
Hunt, a graduate of UH’s College of the Art Institute of Design, was last reported missing on Monday, but Kealahas did not say if she was found.
She was last known to be living in Honolulu, but the Honolulu Police Bureau did not provide a description of her residence, which was not clear Thursday.
“The investigation is ongoing,” Kailoha said.
The woman was wearing a black leather jacket with white piping, black jeans, and red shoes.
She also wore a white baseball cap, a white shirt, a red hat and brown gloves.
She had a tattoo of a sunflower on her right ankle and had a black backpack, Kealhaas said, adding she was wearing her hair in a ponytail.
Kealoha did not disclose the woman’s gender.
Hanki K. Makai, chief of the Honolulu police department, said at the news conference that Hunt’s mother and sister were notified about her disappearance.
Makai said that police have been unable to contact the woman or her parents.
The Hawaii Department of Health and Human Services has been notified and is assisting the Honolulu Health Department, Makai said.
Anyone with information on Hunt’s whereabouts is asked to call the Honolulu Sheriff’s Office at (808) 965-9777.