The family of missing pregnant woman Carly Scott is preparing for the worst possible news after searchers reportedly found frightening new evidence that the 27-year-old may have met a grim fate.
“I almost have no doubt that somebody out there knows what happened to her,” said Fiona Wais, sister of the missing Carly “Charli” Scott, who was nearly six months pregnant when she disappeared on February 9. “She was obviously taken and somebody out there knows. They need to come forward.”
On Friday, near the same spot where items of clothing belonging to Carly Scott were recovered a day earlier, searchers found two used rolls of duct tape and a pair of gloves.
The family of Carly Scott, who is the second woman to vanish on Maui in the past month, held a press conference Monday to announce a $10,000 reward for information that leads to Carly Scott being found. The search for the missing woman, however, has now shifted to sea, as searchers have begun diving below the surface of Maui’s Honomanu Bay, believing that Carly Scott’s body might be in the water.
“If she were wrapped and rocks were put on her and then taken out [to the] ocean, who knows what kind of depth we’ll deal with,” said a volunteer searcher, Pat Mulligan.
Earlier, her SUV was found burned out and flipped on its side at a popular surfing point known to Maui islanders as “Jaws.” But the last person known to have seen Carly Scott, her ex-boyfriend and likely father of her unborn child, Steven Capobianco, 24, says that discovery means only that somebody stole the car, possibly after the missing pregnant woman was taken from it.
“There’s like a dozen of them down there,” he told a local TV station, referring to the “Jaws” area by its actual name, Peahi. “Peahi is a pretty bad notorious area for people who steal cars to go and ditch them.”
Capobianco says that he and Carly Scott dated steadily about five years ago, but have remained friends and occasional sexual partners ever since. One of those post-breakup encounters resulted in Carly Scott’s pregnancy, he believes.
In an extensive interview with Hawaii News Now, Capobianco “absolutely” denied doing anything involved with the missing pregnant woman’s disappearance. He says that she was driving behind him on Hana Highway, in order to help him if his truck broke down Sunday night, when her SUV’s headlights vanished from his rear view mirror.
While saying that “maybe” someone was trying to frame him for the disappearance of Carly Scott, he had no idea who, saying that other than the family of the missing pregnant woman, who have been “hostile” to him, “everybody else on the island seems to love me.”
Carly Scott is the second woman to go missing on Maui in the past month. Moreira “Mo” Monsalve was last seen on January 12, and police have yet to come up with answers in her disapperance.
Families of both missing women were set to meet with police Tuesday night to press for updates on both cases.