Family says missing Maui hiker has been found alive after more than two weeks

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Amanda Eller, who went missing more than two weeks ago in Maui has reportedly been found alive according to KHNL in Hawaii.

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The the 35-year-old woman was spotted by a helicopter in a wooded area sources told KHNL.

Eller hadn’t been seen since May 8, when she disappeared after a hike in a Maui Forest Reserve, known for its steep and rugged terrain. Her vehicle was found with her cellphone and wallet inside in a parking lot at the reserve.

WSOC-TV confirmed the news with Eller's aunt, Lynn Eller Ansley, by phone Friday night. Ansley is one of several relatives who live in North Carolina.

Eller’s parents had offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to her safe return.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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