Loida Wideman Still Missing Seven Months Later


♦ Loida Wideman was last seen on 5/13/2012 at approximately 9:30 p.m. leaving her residence in Waipahu to travel to work as a nurse at Ka Punawai Ola nursing home in Kapolei, co-workers said she never made it.

Shortly after here disappearance, Police found Wiedeman’s 2003 Saturn vehicle, after towing it form Lehua Avenue in Pearl City to the main police station.

“There’s been no trace of a cell phone, no credit card usage, no activity on her Facebook or anything. We’re very concerned for her. And we’re hoping that someone outside in the public can tell us maybe where her car is, maybe [someone] who last saw her,” said Sgt. Kim Buffett, coordinator for Honolulu Crimestoppers.

Her Family are desperate for answers, her mother,  Aurora Gabon, has shown fairly new photos of her missing daughter, hoping someone would know something. Loida’s brother,  Junior Gabon, has also spoke with media and the public.

”I want her back, this is not her character. She is very responsible to her kids and her family and also to her work,” Gabon said.

Junior Gabon also said ”We [are] still hoping that she still alive and hopefully if god’s will she can come out or if she happened to got kidnapped hopefully they could bring her back to us,”.

She has three children and police say she is very responsible. Not the type to willingly walk away. Wideman’s family is very concerned for her welfare. Loida is a 39-year-old Filipino woman who is 5’2”, weighing approx 134 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

The missing woman’s ex-husband has been arrested for violating his parole.

Lonnell Wideman was taken into custody at his Makakilo home shortly after Loida’s disappearance. Wideman had been helping to take care of their three children, ages five, eight and eleven, since she went missing.

Lonnell Wideman is on parole for crimes unrelated to his ex-wife’s disappearance, however, his criminal record includes an attempted murder conviction in 1988. Police however, haven’t listed him as a suspect.

“He’s been very helpful in this case given as much information as he can,”  Buffett said.

The public may now send anonymous text and web tips. Text “CS808” plus your message to 274637or CRIMES.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, or *CRIME on your cellular phone. Free cellular calls are provided by AT&T, Nextel Hawaii, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless Hawaii, Mobi PCS, and Hawaiian Tel.