Hawaiʻi Police Department
Administrative Services Division
Major Samuel Thomas
The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” highlights a 23-year-old man still wanted in a murder investigation, a man wanted for questioning in connection with sexual assaults and a man wanted on bench warrants and for questioning in other cases.
The new episode begins airing Friday (November 8).
In it, police again ask for help in locating 23-year-old Boaz David Johnson, who is still at large and wanted for the strangulation death of his girlfriend, Brittany-Jane Royal, whose body was found in the ocean off Kalapana on May 28. Johnson is described as Caucasian, about 5-foot-7, about 150 pounds with a slim build and a fair complexion. He was last seen unshaven and with medium-length brown hair. He has a tattoo of the upper body of a horse near the right side of his abdomen. He is considered dangerous.
The television program also asks for help in locating 45-year-old Rudolfo Gomoban Rios Jr.—also known as Rudy Rios—who has no permanent address. He is wanted for questioning in an investigation into multiple sexual assaults involving minors. Rios is described as 5-foot-6, 145 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.
In this latest edition of “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted,” Officer Patrick Menino also asks for help in locating 22-year-old Airiel Rhodes Jost—also known as Ariel Jost — of Waikoloa, who is wanted on three outstanding bench warrants and for questioning in two unrelated robbery investigations. He is described as 6-feet tall, 145 pounds with strawberry-blond hair and blue eyes.
Police ask that anyone with information about any of these men call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential. Crime Stoppers does not tape record phone calls or subscribe to caller ID.
“Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” is a project of Crime Stoppers Hilo, Inc., which is a partnership of the business community, the media and the police. It was inspired by the national TV show, “America’s Most Wanted.” The program airs on Na Leo O Hawaiʻi Community Television Channel 54 on Sundays at 5 p.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. It also airs intermittently on Channel 53.