Doe Network

33DFHI - Jie Zhao Li

The two images on the right are age-progressed to 27 and 37 years.

Name: Jie Zhao Li
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: February 11, 1988
Location Last Seen: Honolulu, island of Ohau, Hawaii

Physical Description

Date of Birth: April 10, 1975
Age: 12 years old
Race: Asian
Gender: Female
Height: 4'11"
Weight: 75 lbs.
Hair Color: Black/Dark Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Nickname/Alias: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: teeth were slightly crooked; "baby" teeth had only partially grown in


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: may be carrying/wearing an adult-sized wristwatch

Circumstances of Disappearance

Jie was last seen around 4PM, selling Zippy's Chili tickets near the 7-Eleven store on Nu'uanu Avenue, near Kuakini Street. She was selling tickets door-to-door to raise funds for her school, Royal Elementary, to fund a school trip to the Big Island. Over 39,000 man hours were utilized on Jie's case by the Honolulu Police Department during the eight-week period following her disappearance in 1988. Her mother, Li Yan Li, has kept the same phone number in hopes that her daughter will call. Authorities believe that the little girl was kidnapped and suspect foul play in her disappearance.

Jie and her family are originally from China. They moved to Hawaii in 1985, three years before Jie went missing.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Honolulu Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Sergeant Elizabeth Merrill
Agency Phone Number: (808) 529-3115
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: B49038

NCIC Case Number: M595129284
NCMEC Case Number: 771613
NamUs Case Number: 6301

Information Source(s)

Hawaii News Now (2014)
Hawaii News Now (2/14/2008)
Honolulu Star-Bulletin (1/12/2000)

Admin Notes

Added: 1/26/2005; Last Updated: 9/27/2017

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

Return Home