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Isabella Kalua
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Isabella Kalua

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July 12, 2024 8:23 am

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The biological family of Ariel Sellers — also known as Isabella Kalua — rallied outside the Kapolei family courthouse Wednesday asking a judge to unseal and release her foster and adoption records.

July 12, 2024 8:25 am

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A circuit court judge ruled Thursday that Isabella “Ariel” Kalua is dead — opening the door for her siblings to sue the state.

The matter was handled in probate court where the judge ruled that the missing 6-year-old died on or around Aug. 18, 2021.

Kalua’s body was never found.

July 12, 2024 8:26 am

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A grand jury indicted the adoptive parents Wednesday of 6-year-old Isabella “Ariel” Kalua on murder, hindering prosecution and other charges.

Lehua and Isaac “Sonny” Kalua remain behind bars without bail.

Isabella Kalua officially declared dead, her body remains missing
Isabella Kalua officially declared dead, her body remains missing
Judge rules Isabella ‘Ariel’ Kalua dead, opening door for siblings to sue state
Judge rules Isabella ‘Ariel’ Kalua dead, opening door for siblings to sue state
Suit: State failed to conduct proper screening before placing child in abusive home
Suit: State failed to conduct proper screening before placing child in abusive home
Hearing to unseal adoption, foster care documents in Isabella Kalua case set
Hearing to unseal adoption, foster care documents in Isabella Kalua case set
Last Seen:
September 12, 2021
Classification:
Suspicious Circumstances
Status:
Presumed Deceased

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Female
10 years old
American
Mixed Race
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 3'3"
Weight: 46lbs

CIRCUMSTANCES OF DISAPPEARANCE

According to open source information, Isabella Kaula - aka "Ariel" was last seen on 09/12/2021. Kalua and her three siblings were reportedly recently adopted.

Kalua was reported missing at approximately 5 a.m. on 09/13/2021. Following multiple days of extensive searches, no sign of Kalua have been identified to date. Kalua was last seen in the bedroom of her Waimanalo home on 09/12/2021 at approximately 9 p.m.

More Information on this case
https://www.khon2.com/local-news/honolulu-police-are-seeking-the-publics-assistance-in-locating-a-six-year-old-girl-lost-from-her-waimanalo-home/?fbclid=IwAR1DWVgLXz7mEbOojJ_VEjPcLOr0vhS_VRkdzdq9uRRJy_jI57czcTCG5r8

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Last Updated - July 15, 2023
Intake Date: September 16, 2021
Missing Since:
September 12, 2021
MPC#: 15040

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Honolulu Police Department
808-529-3111
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