Two girls missing after visit with birth mother 05-28-06

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH HILO PATROL
SERGEANT PRENTISS MORENO
PHONE: 961-2213
MAY 28, 2006

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Celeste Gouveia, 11, and Chelsea Gouveia, 5, have
not been seen since they were dropped off for a visit
with Diana Tamura, at right, Saturday, May 27.
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MEDIA RELEASE

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating two children who were not returned to their legal parents after a visit with their birth mother.

The birth mother, Diana Tamura, 30, is also being sought in a custodial interference investigation.

The girls’ adopted parents reported that they dropped off Chelsea Gouveia, 5, and Celeste Gouveia, 11, with Tamura Saturday morning. The parents said Tamura failed to return the girls at a pre-arranged time later Saturday morning.

Police officers checked Tamura’s home but have been unable to find either the woman or the two children. Police have issued an all-points bulletin for Tamura and the two girls.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call Officer Aaron Carvalho at 935-3311 or the Juvenile Aid Section at 961-2277.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. Crime Stoppers calls are kept confidential.

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