Total reward rises to $15,000 for information on Isabella Kalua’s disappearance

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) on Thursday, Nov. 18, announced that another donor has contributed $4,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of Isabella Kalua who believe believe was murdered by her adoptive parents.

The total reward being offered is now $15,000.

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In late October, another donor added $10,000 to the reward, which was originally set at $1,000.

It has been over two months since Isabella — also known as Ariel Sellers — has been reported missing. The six-year-old girl was last seen on surveillance video in her Waimanalo home on Aug. 18. Police said Isabella was murdered in mid-August, a month before her adoptive parents reported her missing on Sept. 13.

“Oftentimes what we see is that people just are afraid, they afraid because they don’t want to rat out the other person or be a snitch,” Honolulu CrimeStoppers Coordinator Sgt. Chris Kim said. “Or, maybe they know something about this case, but they don’t want the Kaluas to find out, but I can assure them here at CrimeStoppers, you know, we just want to know what you know.”

HPD continues to look for witnesses that knew or may have interacted with Isabella and her sisters between 2019 and August 2021. Police also want to talk to anyone who may have seen Lehua or Isaac Kalua during August or September 2021.

Kim said, “We want to find Isabella’s body, we want to bring closure to the biological family, friends, extended family as a community, as an Island, as a whole. I am sure we want to rest peacefully and part of that is recovering her body.”

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Witnesses are encouraged to contact CrimeStoppers at (808)-955-8300. The public may also send anonymous web tips here or via the P3 Tips app.

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