Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a Canadian woman who was reported missing in 2001.

Jessica Urbina from Montreal, Quebec, came to Hawaiʻi on vacation in November 2000, when she was 21 years old. She was reported missing to the Honolulu Police Department in 2001. She was described as 5-foot-1, 100 pounds with long black hair, brown eyes and fair skin. She would now be 37.

Personal items belonging to Urbina were found near human remains discovered in Hawaiian Paradise Park on July 18 of this year. Police are awaiting DNA analysis on the remains and have not established whether there is any connection between the two cases.

Police ask anyone with any information about Urbina to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Sandor Finkey at 961-2384 or [email protected].

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300


 

Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with human remains found in Puna last month and a missing person case for a Canadian woman whose personal items were found nearby.

On July 18, Puna Patrol officers responded to a remote area of the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision for a report of partial human skeletal remains found by local hunters off Beach Road about half a mile on the Pāhoa side of Makuʻu Drive.

After the officers located those remains, detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section responded and recovered them, as well as personal items in the area belonging to a Canadian woman named Jessica Urbina.

Investigation revealed that Urbina, from Montreal, Quebec, had come to Hawaiʻi on vacation in November 2000, when she was 21 years old, and that she had been reported missing to the Honolulu Police Department in 2001.

In addition to the coroner’s inquest investigation, Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a missing person case for Urbina, who was 21 when she was last seen. She was described as 5-foot-1, 100 pounds with long black hair, brown eyes and fair skin.

Police have not yet identified the remains and do not know if there is a link between the remains and Jessica Urbina, who would be 37 years old now.

Police ask anyone who has any information about the human remains or Jessica Urbina to contact Lieutenant Gregory Esteban at 961-2252 or [email protected].

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

Missing: Jessica Urbina

Missing: Jessica Urbina