Janice Yvonne Johnson
Johnson, approximately 2001; Johnson's car
Date reported missing : 11/01/2001
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 12/27/1958 (62)
Age at the time of disappearance: 42 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 155 - 190 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Possibly medium-sized gold hoop earrings, a gold wedding ring, a diamond ring set in gold, and a gold chain with a gold cross pendant.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : African-American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Johnson has two piercings in one ear and three piercings in the other. Her hair was straightened and cut shoulder-length at the time of her disappearance. Her maiden name is Kersey.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Johnson was last seen at a fast food restaurant located in the vicinity of the 10300 block of Iron Bridge Road in Chester, Virginia, on November 1, 2001. She has never been heard from again.
Johnson's car, a white 1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 with the Virginia license plate number YSA6455, was later found abandoned in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in the vicinity of the 7400 block of Bell Creek Road in Mechanicsville, Virginia. This was ten miles north of Johnson's home. There was no sign of her at the scene.
The car appeared to have been parked in that location for some time. A photo of it is posted with this case summary.
$10,000 was discovered Missing location (approx) : Johnson's bank account after her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Henrico County Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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Virginia State Police
October 12, 2004. December 14, 2016; picture added.