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Stephen Maybir, caretaker for his sick father, goes missing from Missouri

Stephen Maybir is missing from Independence, Missouri. A missing report was filed on March 7, 2019, by his uncle. Stephen is of Samoan descent, and grew up in Palolo Valley on Oahu, Hawaii, and attended Kaimuki High School. Stephen moved to Missouri from Hawaii to help take care of his father who was ill. Because part of his family, including his mother and siblings are in Hawaii, they are reaching out and asking for help to get the word out that Stephen is missing.

Pi’ilani LuiYuen posted on Facebook the following message:

“Talofa all, Please help us find our family member. Stephen Maybir who has been residing in Independence, Missouri with his father Mark Maybir and his Uncle Joe Ulberg and family.

Stephen’s sister Sheree has been attempting to contact Stephen, his father Mark and the Ulberg family since October 2018 to find out information of Stephens whereabouts. Unfortunately, there has been no response. Recently we were informed by a family friend that there is a missing persons report for Stephen that was filed on March 7th, 2019 by his Uncle in Missouri. To date, we have not been able to make contact with anyone from the family, nor Stephens father Mark Maybir. Last contact our family had with Stephen was a voicemail from Stephen in late October 2018.

Just a little background about him…those who know Stephen, know how involved he is within the communities he resides, know his passion for helping those in need and know that he always puts others before himself. Particularly taking up the role of head of household in helping his mother raise his younger siblings and nieces and nephews. His passion stems from his belief that with a helping hand, we can be successful in a world that counts against us, socially and economically. Stephen is the definition of selfless and though he had his own struggles, he was still able to make a difference.”

An article from Hawaii News Now in 2012, shows Stephen Maybir talking about how he contributes to his community.

“In January 2018, upon hearing that his father Mark Maybir was sickly, he left his home in Hawaii, leaving his family to move to Missouri to help take care of his ailing father.

Although he was miles away, he never failed to keep in contact with his mother and siblings in Hawaii. In his conversations, he spoke fondly of the relationships he was building at Church and within the Samoan Community in Independence.

OUR FAMILY NEEDS YOUR HELP. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON STEPHEN’S WHEREABOUTS, PLEASE CONTACT US OR THE INDEPENDENCE POLICE DEPARTMENT. ANY DETAILS COULD HELP US LOCATE STEPHEN AND BRING HIM HOME TO US. WE ALSO ARE ASKING THE MAYBIR AND ULBERG FAMILY FOR THEIR HELP IN LOCATING STEPHEN AND TO PLEASE CONTACT US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

PLEASE SHARE THIS POST IN THE HOPES THAT WE CAN SPREAD THE WORD AND LET STEPHEN KNOW THAT HIS FAMILY IS WORRIED, WE ARE SEARCHING FOR HIM AND MORE IMPORTANTLY THAT WE LOVE HIM.
STEPHEN IF YOU’RE READING THIS: WE LOVE YOU BROTHER, PLEASE STAY SAFE AND KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS. Thank you so much for reading this post and being an instrument in bringing Stephen home.”

Why the family in Missouri is not communicating with the family in Hawaii is unknown, and why they did not reach out to them to let them know Stephen went missing or even to call and see if Stephen returned to Hawaii is unknown. At this writing the Independence Police Department has not reached out to the public or media to inform them of Stephen’s disappearance.

Please send any and all information to the following:
Email: ​smaybir05@gmail.com /mj.luiyuen@gmail.com
Independence Police Department: 816-325-7300
Missing Persons Clearinghouse: 573-526-6178
And as always you can leave an anonymous tip with me

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