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continuing efforts of all those involved to bring Masumi Watanabe home.
Please join us in the search for this young lady from Japan.
Masumi and her family needs your help to return her home.

Masumi Watanabe
Abducted and Murdered

Last Known Location
CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in locating Masumi WATANABE who was last seen on April 12, 2007 at about 9:20 a.m. walking on Pupukea Road near Aukauka Road. She spoke very little English. Read the calendar for more information.

Physical Description
Sex: Female Race: Japanese Age: 21
Height: 5 Feet 2 inches Weight: 100 lbs. Color Hair: Black
Navy blue hooded long sleeve sweater, brown shirt, blue denim pants, pink shoes.
Glasses with silver rims.



7th Year Memorial Service 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014
There will be a memorial service held in memory of Masumi Watanabe. It is Japanese tradition to hold a memorial service in observance of the 7th year following a death. Please join us and celebrate the life of Masumi.

150 Years: Minimum Sentence

"This is the result of the countless support we received from
the more than 30,000 people, and we are deeply grateful."

"We will continue to fight until the truth is revealed."
Hideichi Watanabe, Masumi's father: 4/18/09

Masumi's Parents Plea for Help!

"We are devastated by this event, and we ask anyone who might
know anything about this case to please call the police.
Our family and our friends continue to pray for the return of
our beloved and precious daughter, Masumi Watanabe."

Hideichi and Fumiko Watanabe, Masumi's parents, April 29, 2007

Searching for Masumi

It has been over a year since Masumi Watanabe was abducted and murdered on Oahu. Her body has still not been found, despite hundreds of hours of searching by the HPD SWAT Team, K-9 unit, homicide division, helicopter and underwater units, DLNR officials, HFD Rescue unit, a volunteer hiking club (Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club) and numerous individuals.

The following areas have been searched according to media reports: Pupukea, Kahana Valley, Waimea Valley, Kaneohe, Nuuanu Pali Drive, Manoa, Kualoa Ranch, Maunawiliwili and the Waiahole Valley

Click to see the areas searched on Oahu
The Honolulu Police Department does not recommend individuals to independently search for Masumi because of the hazards and danger in the mountainous terrain on Oahu. Body recovery efforts have ceased until further credible information comes in.

Finding Masumi Watanabe's body is dependent on an individual coming forward with specific information or someone who can recollect seeing the convicted murderer, his company's truck, or his personal truck in a specific area and time between April 12-15, 2007 on Oahu.

Cash Reward

Cash Reward for information leading to the recovery of Masumi Watanabe's body.
Email Us for specifics about this reward and for more information.

In Japanese custom, the Daruma doll's one eye is painted in when a goal or wish is made.
When Masumi is found, the other eye will be painted in.