Newlywed's body found three days after he disappeared while on honeymoon


A newly-married woman has been left devastated after her husband was found dead three days after going missing off a hiking trail in Hawaii.

Jeffanie Kramar and her husband Stephen went honeymooning in Molokai, Hawaii, last week and Mr Kramar went to check out a hiking trail for both of them to enjoy, according to a GoFundMe page.

But after leaving to explore the trail, he never returned.

On September 17, Maui Police issued a missing person’s report and appealed to the public to find him.

The body of newly wed man Stephen Kramar has been found days after he went missing on honeymoon with his wife, Jeffanie, in Molokai, Hawaii. Source: Facebook/ Search for Stephen Kramar

The 27-year-old left the Wavecrest Resort on Monday for a hike but never came back, police said.

His wife told NBC News4 her husband was an “experienced” hiker and she wasn’t concerned about him going out alone.

She began to worry, however, after Mr Kramar texted her to let her know he was heading back but never showed. 

“At 9:30 I called him a few times and it rang so I knew his phone was on, but then around 9:45, 10pm, like, the seventh or eighth attempt of calling him, it went dead,” Mrs Kramar said.  

“It went to voicemail.”

Mr Kramar was checking out a hiking trail and never came back. Source: Facebook/ Search for Stephen Kramar

On Friday, local time, the same day the couple were meant to fly home to Maryland, her worst fears were realised: her husband was found dead.

After a number of search efforts involving helicopters, dogs and volunteers, Mr Stephen’s body was found in a hillside area known as Pia Gulch about 800 metres from where they were staying.

It’s not known what caused his death with police set to perform an autopsy.

An update on the GoFundMe page confirmed Mr Kramar’s death.

“So very sad to share this first update confirming that Stephen’s body was found earlier today. Some family & friends have made it to Hawaii to be with Jeffanie in this time of great difficulty & loss,” the update read.

“At this time we ask for your continued support and sympathy toward the entire Kramar family as this campaign continues to assist them in bringing Stephen home.”

The newly wed husband initially texted his wife to let her know he would be home soon. It’s still not known what caused his death. Source: GoFundMe/ Help the newlywed Kramar family