Missing man wanted for questioning in murder


A 22-year-old Alaska man, who was reported missing, is now wanted for questioning in connection the death of a 25-year-old woman whose body was found Tuesday in waters off Kalapana.

Boaz D. Johnson, of Petersburg, Alaska, last spoke to his family at noon Monday, according to the Hawaii Police Department. He is wanted for questioning in connection with the death of Brittany-Jane Royal.

Royal and Johnson had reportedly been camping together before her death, according to police. The death is being investigated as a murder.

Johnson is described as Caucasian, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 145 pounds with short brown hair and blue eyes, according to police.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact Detective Fetuutuunai Amuimuia at 961-2278 or famuimuia@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.