Police End Active Search for Missing Boy

The active ground search for missing child Benjamin “Benny” Rapoza has been suspended following notification to the family, according to the Hawai`i Police Department on Tuesday.

Rapoza was last seen at a residence in the 2100 block of Kalanianaole Street at around 3 p.m. on December 20.

The boy is described as local, standing about 3-feet-tall, weighing about 50 pounds, slim build, with short brown hair, brown eyes, and a fair complexion.  He was last seen wearing a diaper.

The extensive search which was a multi-agency air, land and sea effort has yielded no results for Benjamin.  Community and family members island-wide have assisted in the search. 

Police say the investigation continues on with detectives from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section who are actively responding to any new information and tips.

Police continue to ask anyone with information on Benjamin’s whereabouts or may have seen him to call Detective BJ Sagon at (808)961-8883, (808) 935-3311 or email bobbie-jo.sagon@hawaiicounty.gov. 

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.  Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe.  Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service.  All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.