Saxena’s spouse, Smriti, a 41-year-old Indian lady, was final seen on the Lava Lava Seashore Membership in Waikoloa on Feb. 18 round 10:30 p.m. She was sporting a black costume with a multicolored floral design and a black jacket, authorities mentioned.
Although police haven’t confirmed the identification of the physique discovered within the bay, they mentioned the placement was “within the basic areas the place Smriti Saxena was reported as a lacking particular person and final seen late Tuesday night.”
Previous to his arrest however earlier than the physique was discovered, Saxena told West Hawaii Today that he liked his spouse and pleaded with the general public to assist discover her.
Saxena mentioned he final noticed Smriti, a enterprise program manager for Microsoft, on the shoreline south of the bay. The duo, who was staying at a luxurious Marriott resort with their two kids, had been consuming on the Lava Lava Seashore Membership earlier than deciding to take a stroll.
“She received an bronchial asthma assault proper there on the seaside and he or she was feeling weak and he or she did not need to stroll all the way in which again as a result of it is virtually a 20-minute stroll again from that seaside to our room,” Saxena defined. “So I mentioned, ‘Hey, you understand what? You keep right here, you’ve gotten your cellphone with you and I will simply go to the room, seize your inhaler and pump and are available again.”
Saxena informed the newspaper that when he returned about 45 minutes later, his spouse was nowhere to be discovered. Her purse, cellphone, bank card and driver’s license had been the place the couple had final been seen on the secluded seaside however there was no signal of Smriti.
“I used to be disturbed as a result of why would she go away her purse and her cellphone on the seaside and head again to the room?”
“I used to be disturbed as a result of why would she go away her purse and her cellphone on the seaside and head again to the room?,” he mentioned. “It simply appeared actually odd. So I rushed again to the room. I checked the room and I noticed that she wasn’t within the room. So I went downstairs and that is once I dialed 911.”
Saxena mentioned he and resort safety went and searched the seaside for his lacking spouse earlier than the cops confirmed up.
“We referred to as out to her, however there was nothing,” he mentioned. “No response.”
Following her disappearance, Saxena posted a message on the social media networking web site LinkedIn, asking for individuals to assist discover his spouse.
“Linkedin community my spouse Smriti Saxena is lacking. Are you able to please promote this tweet in order that I can inform my daughters the place their Mother is #assist.”
The couple, who’ve been married for 17 years, have two kids ages eight and 13. They come to Hawaii’s Large Island yearly to rejoice their eldest kid’s birthday.
Calls to the police division for added remark weren’t instantly returned.