Malia was 9 years old when she became a victim in a car crash in 2003. Her body was never found. Her family was found three days after their deaths still trapped in the car and seemingly mauled by coyotes.
Malia is currently 17. She was born in 1994 based on her age at the time of the crash.
She is still feral in many ways and considers the world the way a coyote would. She has no concept of friends and does not feel any moral compunction about leaving people behind in order to escape a dangerous situation. She is, however, particularly attached to Stiles and claims that she would never leave him (unlike the others).
Malia is quick to fight and handles pain well. She has difficulty focusing her hearing and other enhanced senses as a human.