Family of missing UNL student says keep him ‘in your prayers’

Samuel Martinez
Samuel Martinez

LIHUE, Hawaii (KMTV) — The search for a missing UNL student continues.

Samuel Martinez flew to Kauai, Hawaii on May 12, planning to spend his time hiking and camping on the island. He was expected to return home on May 25 but missed his outbound flight.

Martinez was last seen on May 14.

Family members tell our Omaha partners that there hasn’t been any bank or iPhone activity from Martinez either.

The Kauai Police Department says they are still following up on all leads.

Helicopter searches have been suspended, but our Omaha partners say upcoming efforts include both dog and drone search teams. Experienced hikers are also being sent to search specific routes.

Martinez’s family told our Omaha partners to “Please keep Samuel in your prayers and with these kind people as they search.”

Martinez is described as 6-feet tall and 180 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. If you have any information about his whereabouts, call Kauai police at (808) 241-1711.

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