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    Penn's woods

    HI - Dr. Stephen A., 34, & Jenny Sun-Reisberg, 28, Kauai, 9 Sept 1990

    Husband and Wife.

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 342DMHI


    Stephen Alvin Reisberg
    Missing since September 1990 from Kauai, Hawaii.
    Classification: Endangered Missing


    Vital Statistics
    •Date Of Birth: January 14, 1956
    •Age at Time of Disappearance: 34 years old
    •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'9"; 180 lbs.
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; blue eyes.


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Dr. Stephen Reisberg and his wife, Jenny Sun-Reisberg vanished from the island of Kauai, Hawaii in 1990, where they were hiking. Their rental car, with backpacks, tents and suitcases, was found two weeks later at the Puu O Kila lookout in Kokee State Park.

    They were experienced hikers who had left Boston on August 27 to hike in the Tetons before deciding to fly to Hawaii. Despite thorough search efforts no trace of them was found.


    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Kauai Police Department

    Agency Case Number:

    NCIC Number: M-837652090
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:

    (NOTE: more details on Jenny's missing page below)

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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 715DFHI


    Jenny Sun-Reisberg
    Missing since September 9, 1990 from Kauai, Kauai County, Hawaii.
    Classification: Endangered Missing


    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: April 27, 1962
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 28 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6"; 115 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian female. Black hair; brown eyes.
    Other: Her maiden name is Haishan


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Jenny and her husband, Dr. Stephen A. Reisberg, left their residence in Boston, Massachusetts on August 27, 1990 for a hiking trip in the Tetons. They had been married for less than a year at the time.
    The couple decided to travel to San Francisco, California shortly afterwards to visit a friend, then took a flight to Kauai, Hawaii.
    Stephen and Jenny apparently decided to hike Mount Waialeale in Kauai sometime in early to mid-September 1990. They were scheduled to return home to Massachusetts on September 9, but a witness who saw the couple told authorities that they visited Kauai sometime after that date. It was not unusual for Stephen and Jenny to change their travel plans unexpectedly, according to their family and friends. They were both experienced hikers and enjoyed traveling when their schedules allowed it.
    The former program director of the Kokee Museum Of Natural History in Kauai's Kokee State Park told investigators that the Reisbergs arrived at the park after September 9. He was the last person known to have seen Stephen and Jenny. He stated that the couple studied maps of Mount Waialeale, which is located in the park, for an extended period of time. He mentioned that they were both very intelligent and determined to hike the mountain, though he attempted to dissuade them from it. Mount Waialeale has few trails and is considered a rather difficult climb. The Reisbergs departed from the museum and have not been seen again.
    Stephen and Jenny were initially reported as missing on September 24 by a professor at Harvard University in Massachusetts, where Jenny was a doctoral candidate at the time. Their rental car was located approximately two weeks after their disappearance. The vehicle was discovered at the Pu O Kila lookout in Kokee State Park. It was fully packed with the couple's backpacks, tents and suitcases for their trip home. An extensive search of the park unearthed only a scarf. It is not clear if the scarf belonged to Jenny. A hiker told investigators that he heard a female moaning in the park approximately ten days earlier; again, it is not known if the woman was Jenny and the report has not been confirmed.
    The area of Kauai visited by Stephen and Jenny is known to be rather dangerous. Marijuana plantations exist around the region and two hikers were killed by growers in 1990, the same year the Reisbergs disappeared. Investigators do not know if Stephen and Jenny met with foul play or if they were involved in an accident.


    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Kauai Police Department

    Agency Case Number:

    NCIC Number: M-837653911
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    The Boston Globe

    Stephen's Charley Project Page:

    Jenny's Charley Project Page:

    Stephen and Jenny are *not* listed in NamUs at this time.

    Only article that is not archived as pay-per-view that I could find.
    (NOTE: Scroll down the page a bit, the page is wonky and off).

    NOV 2006


    David Boynton, a naturalist who helped in the search and acted as guide for Stephen's parents when they came to the island, suggests that they may have tried to hike out along a ridgeline that is visible from where their car was found. It would have offered tremendous views of the Kalalau Valley but also taken them to the brink of a 4,000-foot drop.
    More at link. (Could only snip one small paragraph to stay within TOS of Copyright).

    Stephen and Jenny have been missing almost 20 years. Come home soon.
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