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Missing child Benjamin Rapoza

by Thunda

Report no. 19-100172

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing 6-year-old Hilo boy. 

Benjamin Rapoza was last seen at a residence in the 2100 block of Kalanianaole Street at around 3:00 pm yesterday (December 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 only a diaper.

Police are concerned for his welfare as Benjamin is diagnosed with nonverbal autism.

Police ask anyone with information on Benjamin’s whereabouts or may have seen him in the Keaukaha areas to call the Detective BJ Sagon at (808) 961-8883 or email

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