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Search Suspended for Missing 6-Year-Old Benjamin “Benny” Rapoza

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Benjamin “Benny” Rapoza

The active ground search for missing child Benjamin “Benny” Rapoza on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi has been suspended, according to Hawaiʻi Island Police.

Police say Benjamin “Benny” Rapoza was last seen at a residence in the 2100 block of Kalanianaole Street at around 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. Benjamin is described as 3-feet tall, weighing about 50 pounds, with a slim build, short brown hair, brown eyes and a fair complexion. He was last seen wearing a diaper.

The extensive search which included 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.

An investigation continues, 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 [email protected]


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.

The Crime Stoppers TV Program is available on-demand from Na Leo TV.

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