Crime & Justice

Alaska man wanted for questioning in Hawaii murder of Tustin woman

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Police on Hawaii's Big Island are looking for an Alaska man to question him about a strangled California woman he had been camping with before she died.
           
Hawaii County police said Friday they are looking for 22-year-old Boaz Johnson of Petersburg, Alaska. He was reported missing and last spoke with his family on Monday.
           
He's wanted for questioning in the death of 25-year-old Brittany-Jane Royal, whose body was found Tuesday after being caught in a fishing line in waters near a lava viewing area.
           
Police say Royal and Johnson had reportedly been camping together before her death. She had recently moved to the Big Island and her last known permanent address was in Tustin, Calif.
           
Her father Ted Royal told KCAL-TV in Los Angeles that she was two months pregnant.