Event to celebrate Scott, unborn son

A memorial service for Carly “Charli” Scott and her unborn son, Joshua, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Baldwin Beach in Paia, according to a post on the family’s Facebook page.

The public is invited, according to the statement from the Scott family.

“We hope to see any of the hundreds of people that helped in so many ways,” the post on the “Find Chari Scott” page said. “We hope we can have this chance to all be together and to give thanks.

“Most importantly, for all of us, it is meant to celebrate Charli and Joshua. Neither Charli, nor her son, Joshua Aiden, have been recovered, please understand that this is a celebration of the life we knew she had. We still don’t know why it was taken from her or Joshua.”

Scott, 27, of Makawao, who at the time was five months pregnant, was last seen at her sister’s residence in Haiku around 8 p.m. Feb. 9. Family members said that Scott left the house to help her ex-boyfriend, whose car had broken down in Keanae.

She was the subject of a massive search. Earlier this month, the police reclassified the case from a missing person to a homicide investigation.

The family will be setting out a ceremonial canoe to burn at sea and asks attendees to bring lei and flowers to release into the waves.

The family said it will provide food and drinks, but the event is a potluck.