Missing Man is Suspect in Kalapana Murder of Brittany-Jane Royal

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 22-year-old Alaska man who was reported missing.

Boaz D. Johnson

Boaz D. Johnson

Boaz D. Johnson of Petersburg, Alaska, last spoke to his family at noon Monday (May 27).

Johnson is also wanted for questioning in connection with the death of 25-year-old Brittany-Jane Royal, whose body was found Tuesday (May 28) in waters off Kalapana. Royal and Johnson had reportedly been camping together before her death, which is being investigated as a murder.

Brittany-Jane Royal (aka Kaliewe Kulele  on her facebook page)

Brittany-Jane Royal (aka Kaliewe Kulele on her facebook page)

Johnson is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-6 or 5-foot-7, 145 pounds with short brown hair and blue eyes.

Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts contact Detective Fetuutuunai Amuimuia at 961-2278 or famuimuia@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

11 Responses

  1. My love and heart go out to Brittany-Jane and her family, on the Island, in St. Thomas and on the mainland.

  2. Brittney, I will see you again- but I will miss your smile and your absolute love for life and nature. I love you sister…
    and remember what happens in St. Thomas……stays in St. Thomas
    I know you are laughing at that!

  3. Brittany Jane was a dear friend of mine in St Thomas, USVI. I last saw her in February and she was very excited to be moving to the Big Island. I lived in Hawaii for some years and tried to impart to her the hazards of stumbling upon certain people and their activities. I believe her love and trust of everyone she met caused her demise. Especially in the area of Hawaii in which her body was found. When I heard of her murder I was sure this was the case and that would be the same for her boyfriend, but unfortunately for his parents, has not been found. I am blessed by knowing Brittany Jane and am saddened by the disrespect and brutality shown to her in Hawaii. My heart and prayers go out to all friends and family of these two young souls.

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