WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Police have located the torched shell of a sport utility vehicle belonging to a missing pregnant Hawaii woman.
Carly Scott's mother reported her missing Monday, telling police a family member last saw the 27-year-old redhead Sunday night at her sister's home in Haiku, on the island of Maui, police said.
Scott is five months pregnant.
The Makawao woman's badly burned 1997 Toyota 4Runner was found at Peahi, near the "Jaws" surf break, Maui police Lt. William Juan told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Before the vehicle was located, police found Scott's dog in the nearby community of Nahiku, the Maui News reported.
Steven Capobianco, Scott's ex-boyfriend, told Hawaii News Now she picked him up Sunday night and drove him to Keanae, so he could fix his truck. Her dog, Nala, was with her when she picked him up, he said.
Capobianco said Scott later was driving behind him to Haiku, about 25 miles away, but he lost sight of her SUV around Twin Falls.
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. "It wasn't until the cops showed up at my house at 5:30 in the morning the next day that I realized something was wrong."
Capobianco said police questioned him and 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-feet-10 and 160 pounds.
Police have not made any arrests or named any suspects.
"I mean, it's undeniable that I'm probably the prime suspect, so they're not going to tell me details," Capobianco said.
Capobianco said he and Scott have been broken up for several years but remained friends and "occasionally hooked up." He said he believes he's the father of her baby but doesn't know for sure.