Big Island Police Searching for Alaska Man Last Seen in Puna

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for 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). He was reportedly in Puna.

He 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

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.


2 Responses

  1. I hope he is found and safe, my heart goes out to you and your family.

  2. Bo Johnson is my big brother. He has been missing in Hawaii. The last time his family heard his voice was on Monday, May 27, 2013. He has a family; 11 siblings and two parents who love him dearly and are worried sick that he is missing.
    Bo went to Hawaii in late January of this year looking for a nice long vacation. He soon found himself falling in love with Hawaii. He loved the wonderful people, the awesome food, and the great weather. He also found himself falling in love with a woman. Bo was in love with Brittany Jane Royal. Bo told us that he was bringing Brittany to Alaska to meet the family and spend some time here. Brittany was the first girl that Bo ever felt was special enough to bring home. They arrived in Alaska in late April and shortly learned some news. Brittany and Bo were expecting a baby.
    Bo and Brittany had dreams of buying land in Hawaii and building a life together there. Brittany and Bo wanted to build a home and start an organic farm. He wanted to marry Brittany in the fall and have our whole family come and enjoy ourselves immersed in their joy of family and the happiness that Hawaii brings. (I am going to be graduating high school in a couple years and Bo even offered to let me live with him in Hawaii so it wouldn’t be too expensive so I could go to college there. Bo wanted to give me the opportunity to go to Hawaii and live a happier and healthier lifestyle.) Their ultimate goal was to be happy and healthy in a safe home. With a little one on the way, Bo had quickly got ready to buy land in Hawaii and ready to begin building their dream home and organic farm. He readily sold nearly everything he owned so he could afford buying land in Hawaii. Bo took full responsibility for his unborn child. He spent his time in Alaska with his family, but taking care of Brittany was always his first priority.
    While Bo and Brittany visited in Alaska it was obvious that they loved each other. Bo and Brittany taught my younger sister and I to play ukulele. The four of us had several “jam sessions” where we would play the guitars, mandolin, and ukulele and sing great songs. They made delicious and healthy meals while they were here that consisted, of cooked veggies, rice, and freshly grown sprouts.
    I only knew Brittany for a couple weeks. In that short time I could see how fun and free spirited she was. I will always remember her great personality and lovely singing voice. I am deeply saddened for the loss of Brittany and her baby. I cannot imagine what her family is going through. I hope whoever is responsible for her death is brought to justice.
    I grew up with Bo and I know who he is. He is a good man. He is responsible, caring, and honest. If you know Bo, you know that he is a hardworking and respectful man. Everything he had, he had because he was determined, persevered through the rough times, and he worked for it. A couple days before Bo and Brittany left to go back to Hawaii, Bo told me this year was turning out to be the best year of his life. He was happy because he was going to live in a wonderful place and have a family. Unfortunately with the death of Brittany and their child, that will not be happening. If Bo is still alive, I am sure he is crushed over the loss of Brittany and their child. Bo would never harm anyone, least of all the woman he loves.
    Bo is still missing. We don’t even know if he is still alive. I love him so much. My family loves Bo and we just hope and want to know that he is alive and well. I miss my big brother.
    Abi Johnson

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