Supporting the searchers
Alexis Felicilda, daughter of Moreira “Mo” Monsalve, who has been missing since Jan. 12, is interviewed by Maui Now’s Wendy Osher during Wednesday’s sign-waving rally on Kaahumanu Avenue in front of the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. Felicilda said that the continuing show of support was “awesome” and part of what helps her keep going each day. “Every day when I don’t want to get up, I look at my phone and there are messages there from people helping me get through,” she said. Felicilda said the search for her mother is scheduled to continue this weekend in a rugged gulch off Waipoli Road. Searchers may meet on Waipoli Road at 9 a.m. Saturday. She also said there is a $10,000 reward for information that directly leads to the discovery of her mother. More than 50 sign wavers lined Kaahumanu Avenue during the rally organized by Women Helping Women for Monsalve and Carly “Charli” Scott, 27, of Makawao, who was last seen at her sister’s residence in Haiku around 8 p.m. Feb. 9. Family members said Scott left the house to help her ex-boyfriend, whose car had broken down in Keanae. Last week, police reclassified the case as a homicide investigation.