Missing Alaska man wanted for questioning in murder case

Johnson, 22, last heard from on Monday

 UPDATED 3:50 PM HST May 31, 2013
HILO, Hawaii -

Big Island police say a 22-year-old Alaska man had reportedly been camping with a woman who was found murdered.

Police are renewing their request for information on Boaz D. Johnson of Petersburg, Alaska, who last spoke with his family at noon Monday.

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

Johnson is around 5-feet-7-inches-tall, 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.

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Royal Family

Brittany-Jane Royal, 25, was identified as the woman whose body was found in waters near Kalapana on the Big Island Tuesday.


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