Arman Johnson was found by a park visitor near Kahuku Ranch, close to the park's southern boundary. Johnson was 44 years old at the time he was killed; he was wearing a tank-top, shorts, socks, and slippers. He had moved to the Big Island from Seattle, WA in 1984, and hosted a local radio show.
Although the suspect and motive are not yet unknown, evidence indicates Johnson suffered a single gunshot wound to his upper back/neck. Investigators believe the murder took place where the body was found, on a trail/walkway about 100 yards off Mamalahoa Highway.
The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) continue to work on this active, ongoing investigation, and offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to the resolution of this cold case. "A decade has passed since the murder of Arman Johnson.
We are hoping that the passage of time may embolden a witness to come forward and tell us the truth about how and why this tragic act of violence occurred," said FBI Special Agent in Charge Paul Delacourt.
44 years old
Race: BLACK OR AFRICAN-AMERICAN
Professional Affiliation: SERVICE
Foul Play Suspected: Yes
Suspected Suicide: No
Cause of Death: Murder - Gunshot Wound(s)
Reported missing on April 11, 2005 - 6134 days, 0 hours, 25 minutes ago
Found on April 13, 2005 - 6132 days, 0 hours, 25 minutes ago
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This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 955
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