A private search party is looking for a missing pregnant Hawaii woman whose SUV was found torched two days earlier in a rural area. Carly Scott's mother reported her missing Monday. She told police a family member last saw the 27-year-old redhead Sunday night at her sister's home in Haiku, in northeast Maui. The Makawao woman's burned 1997 Toyota 4Runner was found Wednesday in Haiku's Peahi area. Before the vehicle was located, police found Scott's dog in the nearby community of Nahiku, the Maui News reported. Searchers have also found her shirt and skirt, a friend tells the paper.
Her ex-boyfriend, Steven Capobianco, tells Hawaii News Now she picked him up Sunday night and drove him to Keanae—several dozen miles away on the two-lane, winding Hana Highway—so he could fix his truck. Her dog was with her when she picked him up, he said. Capobianco said Scott was later driving behind him when he lost sight of her SUV. He said he figured she arrived safely at her destination. "I sent her a text that said, 'Thank you,' but I figured she was working—that's why she didn't get back to me right away," Capobianco told the news station. He said police administered a lie-detector test, which he was told he failed. But he told the station he "absolutely" did not hurt the green-eyed Scott, who police described as 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds. Capobianco said he thinks, but isn't sure, that he's the father of Scott's baby.