Police identify woman found strangled near lava viewing area

Brittany-Jane Royal from Facebook
Brittany-Jane Royal from Facebook

Big Island police have identified the victim whose body was found Tuesday (May 28) in waters off Kalapana.

She was identified through fingerprints as 25-year-old Brittany-Jane Royal, who had recently moved to Kalapana. Her last known permanent address before the move to Hawaii was in Tustin, California.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation as a murder.

Police ask that anyone who has information on this case contact Detective Robert Almeida at 961-2386or ralmeida@co.hawaii.hi.us or Detective Fetuutuunai Amuimuia at 961-2278 or famuimuia@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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