Is Suspect in Hawaii Slaying Being Set Up?

Some say Bo Johnson is being targeted by his girlfriend's killer for his ambition to buy land.
3:00 | 12/17/13

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with the latest on a chilling murder history, out of hawaii. A young woman found dead. And her boyfriend vanished. Could she are been a victim, as well? Neal karlinsky has the story. Reporter: Seven months after 25-year-old brittany royal was found strangled and dumped in the waters off hawaii's big island, family and friends are wondering if the main suspect, 23-year-old beau johnson, might actually be a victim, not a killer. We're needing to find out mode, that is blocking the grief process, which has been really difficult for us. Reporter: Brittany and beau recently told their families she was pregnant. They were living in this tent, while visiting ohio, while beau was looking into buying land on the island's fame lava field and start a tour business. He vanished at the time of the murder, leaving behind his i.D. Police have called him a suspect. But anonymous letters and flyers have turned up on the island, claiming that bo was targeted by the real killer. Haole, a term for white man, had to be killed before he buy land, to send a message. Another note talks about both being murdered on the lava fields. And asks the killer to confess. There was a man who came to our house, when I lived with bo in hawaii. And he came and threatened our lives because we had trespassed on what he considered his property. Reporter: But in a statement, police tell abc news, nothing has changed. Our investigation, thus far, has identified boaz johnson as the suspect. The case remains very active. If bo did pull off the murder, he would have to escape a hawaiian island with few resources and no i.D. He didn't do it, a killer is still on the loose. For "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle.

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