A Honolulu woman who died while trekking through a remote part of the country last month has been identified by her family as a longtime resident of the remote village of Haiku.
Family members say 28-year-old Kristi St. John died of pneumonia on July 10 while hiking along the Hana Highway in Hana, a popular hike that stretches from the Waianae mountains in the north to Hana Beach on the south.
St. John’s brother, Anthony St. Johns, posted a photo of the body Saturday on Instagram, saying she died after hiking through a ravine near the village of Kalaniwa.
He said his sister was a mother of two and loved hiking and camping.
“Her heart was full of love and happiness,” he said.
“She was always so happy and full of joy.”
The St Johns brothers have lived in Hawaii since 2012, Anthony said.
His sister, who was in her 50s, was from Hawaii and a native of Maui.
Her death came days after a group of hikers found the body of a man who had been missing since May 1.
Authorities are still searching for the missing man, who authorities say was found dead about 5 miles from the Hula Village trailhead.