Daylenn Pua

Daylenn Pua, who often went by the name “moke”, was an 18-year-old boy who loved nothing more than exploring and hanging out with friends and family.

In February 2015, Daylenn was staying with his grandmother in Waianae, Honolulu County, Hawaii. He told his grandmother that he wanted to hike along the Stairway to Heaven, also known as the Haiku stairs, but his grandmother told him that the stairs were closed down and that local authorities were not letting anybody onto the trail.

The Haiku Stairs are a 2,922 steep-step steel structure that provided foot access to former US Navy communication facilities on the island of O’ahu in Hawaii. The station and the trail were officially closed to the public in 1987.

Despite his grandmother’s warnings, on the 27th of February 2015, Daylenn decided to go and hike the Haiku Stairs.

Throughout the day, Daylenn sent several photos of himself to his family, which showed that he was on the trail. At around 11:00am, the photos stopped. Since then, no one has seen or heard from Daylenn.

Daylenn’s family studied the photos in such high detail, that in one photo, they managed to spot a man sneaking in the bushes. The man has never been identified, nor has he come forward to the police. What was he doing on the trail that day? And why was he hiding in the bushes?

A zoomed-in look at the man hiding in the bushes in the background of one of Daylenn’s photographs. Credit: Hawaii News Now

Daylenn’s family suspect that the man may have been following Daylenn and that he may be the reason for his disappearance.

Despite extensive searches carried out by the fire service, drone operators, volunteers and even the U.S. Navy, no trace of Daylenn has ever been recovered.

What happened to Daylenn?

Daylenn Pua. Credit:


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