Yesterday the Maui Police released some information regarding the investigation through Laura's brother: "The police have located the owner of the cell phone that was the last number dialed from Laura's phone the night of her disappearance, and this individual has been brought in for questioning. The investigation continues in search of definitive forensic evidence. In addition, the FBI has been and continues to be involved and is providing assistance to the Maui Police department as required."
The Vogel family continues to work around the clock toward finding Laura. Visibility on the case is increasing on Maui due to the distribution of flyers by many helpful individuals. Visitors to this blog have topped 5000, hailing from over 50 countries. Hawaii's Senator Inouye and the Governor of Hawaii's Maui Liaison, George Kaya, are aware of the police department's efforts regarding the search. The family is working with professional search groups, arranging for detailed aerial photography of the search area, and scheduling dog teams to return. The media are being kept informed of any and all developments through regular press releases. Also, members of the immediate family have remained on Maui since Laura's disappearance to work in conjunction with police.
Search teams are still very much needed daily. Even if an area has already been searched, that does not mean that forensic evidence leading to Laura is not there. Organizational help in search efforts is increasingly important, and if anyone in Maui is available to help coordinate, please send an email to email@example.com with your contact information. Mahalo!
Latest press coverage from CBS News/48Hours/CRIMESIDER:
Laura Vogel Missing: Cops Call Off Search While Family Fears "Foul Play"