If you’ve ever been to Hawaii, then you’ve seen the flocks of sea turtles that make it their home. Most people who vacation there have at least one opportunity to swim with these beautiful giants. However, what most people don’t realize is that it is against the law to touch a sea turtle in Hawaii, as they are endangered and protected by the government. However, there are those who know the law and willfully break it, and that is what authorities are saying has happened.
A woman by the name of Adele*, from Colorado is currently being searched for by Hawaiian authorities, as it has been determined that she touched one of these sea turtles on a Kauai beach during a past trip there. They have been working closely with the Denver Police Department to determine her whereabouts, before she can destroy the potential evidence that authorities claim she has.
“We aren’t at liberty to discuss what the suspect may or may not have on her person or in her possession. We can’t allow word to reach her that might cause a compromise of the evidence. That being said, if you have any information about the suspect’s current location, please contact your local police so that the information can be relayed to the right people.” said Police Chief Michael Bryant* at the briefing that the police department held, late yesterday afternoon.
It’s believed that the police are leaving most of the suspect’s details a secret in order to not alert her to their search. With any luck, they will be able to track her down and arrest her before someone warns her and she is able to flee.
We’ve received word that authorities have narrowed their search to Broomfield, Colorado as the search begins to enter its last leg. Chief Bryant* is confident that they will be able to find their suspect “within the next 48 hours”, and bring her into custody safely so that she can faces charges of Endangering Wildlife and Willful Criminal Negligence.
* Name changed for anonymity