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Police searching for missing boy, 6, in Hilo

  • COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
                                Benny Rapoza, 6, was last seen Friday in the 2100 block of Kalanianaole Avenue. He is reported to be missing.

    COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Benny Rapoza, 6, was last seen Friday in the 2100 block of Kalanianaole Avenue. He is reported to be missing.

Police are searching for a 6-year-old boy who was reported missing in Hilo on Friday.

Benny Rapoza was last seen in the 2100 block of Kalanianaole Avenue at around 3 p.m.

Rapoza is described as 3 feet tall, 40 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen without a shirt and wearing a diaper.

The child is autistic, cannot speak and needs immediate care, police said in a news release.

Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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