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Body Of Strangled Pregnant OC Woman Found Off Coast Of Hawaii

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Police trying to solve the mystery of a woman whose body was found tangled up in fishing line off the coast of the Big Island in Hawaii are looking for a man who was last seen camping with her.

25-year-old Brittany-Jane Royal's body was found off the coast of Kalapana where she had recently gone camping with a 22-year-old man from Alaska named Boaz D. Johnson, according to City News Service. He was reported missing on Monday, according to the Associated Press.

Royal was from Tustin and it was the place where she last held a permanent address, but she had recently made the decision to move permanently to Hawaii. At the time of her death, she was two months pregnant. Royal attended the Interior Design Institute of Newport Beach, but quit just a few credits shy of graduating. She left Orange County and spent the last six years traveling around the world. Just last month she flew home to tell her family that she was pregnant. Her father Ted Royal told CBS Los Angeles that his daughter and their entire family were excited about the announcement at the time, "She was thrilled. We were all thrilled."

Neither family nor authorities commented on the nature of the relationship between Royal and Johnson. Ted Royal said that he had met the father-to-be once, but he would not answer any other questions about her relationship to him or how Boaz figured into her life: "I can’t really get into all of that right now. I think there’s gonna be a lot coming out in the next few days."

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He and Brittany-Jane's brother Skylar Royal flew out to the island where her body was recovered. Skylar told CBS he couldn't imagine why someone would want to hurt her, "Her life was to see the world and then experience everything that she could. I loved her so much and she was the best sister I could ever ask for."