Search for missing boy suspended


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

Benjamin “Benny” Rapoza was last seen at a residence in the 2100 block of Kalanianaole Street at around 3 pm on Dec. 20. Benjamin 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. Community and family members islandwide have assisted in the search. The 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 961-8883, 935-3311 or email

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.


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