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Posted on: Saturday, February 27, 2010

Search suspended for missing Maui woman


Advertiser Staff

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Laura Vogel

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Officials on Friday suspended the search for a Maui woman who has been missing since she went camping alone on Sunday.

Laura Vogel, 43, was last heard from Sunday when she sent a text message to a friend saying she planned to camp in the Pauwela area near HaÁikŁ. When she failed to show up for a tutoring job on Monday, friends began to worry and launched a search for her.
Vogelís van was found near a homeless encampment with the keys in the ignition and driverís door open. Friends on Wednesday discovered what they believed to be part of her cell phone in the same area.
Maui police and fire personnel joined the search on Tuesday with negative results. Tracking dogs from State Civil Defense were used yesterday, again with negative results.
Maui police on Friday said the search was suspended pending any new developments. Police continue to investigate Vogelís disappearance.