“I’m Alive” – Missing Navy Corpsman Shaun Palmer Texts Mother After Going Missing 3 Days Ago


US Navy Corpsman Shaun Palmer went missing in Hawaii 4 days ago.

Palmer’s mother Diane Unterein (pictured above) started a GoFundMe page to raise money so she can fly to Hawaii and help search for her missing son.

So far Diane has raised $4,220 to help with her travel costs.
Diane wrote this on her GoFundMe page.

“Shaun was last seen on 7/1 at 4am in the morning in Waikiki and no one has heard from him or seen him since. The NCIS , Military and Hawaii PD are looking for him, but I’d like to be there too to help. I need to find my son. My son needs me now more then ever. Anything you can donate will help me . I really appreciate all of your prayers , love and support.”

Shaun went missing on Sunday.

On Tuesday Shaun’s parents received a text message: “I love you and I’m alive.”

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported:


Seaman Shaun Palmer, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, was last seen early Sunday morning when a Marine he was with was involved in an altercation at Kelley O’Neil’s in Waikiki, the Marine Corps and family said.

Palmer failed to report for duty on Sunday, and on Monday was classified as being on “unauthorized absence.”

“We are absolutely relieved to hear news of (Palmer) communicating with his parents,” Marine Corps Base Hawaii spokesman Capt. Eric Abrams said this afternoon. “At this point the command has still not made contact with the sailor, so we will continue to work with (the Naval Criminal Investigative Service) and local authorities until the situation is resolved.”

A missing person report was filed with the Honolulu Police Department and NCIS is investigating.

Nayda Mannle, special agent in charge of the Hawaii field office for NCIS, said at a news conference today that Palmer’s parents had been texting him and the reply came back, “I love you and I’m alive.”

Palmer’s distraught mother had started a GoFundMe page to raise money to fly from California to search for him.

“I need to raise money for air fare to Hawaii and hotel,” Diane Unterein, who lives in Southern California, said on the GoFundMe page. “My son is a navy corpsman from Kaneohe Bay and has gone missing for the past 48 hours. I would like to fly to Hawaii to help the search … to help find my son.”

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