The mother of a 6-year-old Big Island boy who has been missing for 10 days is pleading with the community to continue the search and says she hasn’t given up hope yet.
Debra Garcia says she’s trying to not let her other children see her cry as she searches for her son, Benjamin Rapoza.
On Dec. 20, the child ― nicknamed “Big Boy” ― went missing from Garcia’s boyfriend’s Keaukaha home on Kalanianaole Street, which is just steps from the ocean.
The boy has autism and cannot speak. He was last seen wearing only a diaper.
An anonymous donor has contributed a $5,000 reward as the search continues.
Media - BENJAMIN RAPOZA: Missing from Hilo, HI since 20 Dec 2019 - Age 6
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