Johnson, approximately 1985
Date reported missing : 08/03/1985
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 29 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7 - 5'11, 110 - 125 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white top with pinstripes, blue and white capri pants and white sandals.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : African-American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Johnson's hair was permed and cut short at the time of her disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Johnson was last seen in Kankakee, Illinois on August 3, 1985. Her young daughter and her niece saw her park in the backyard of their home in the 600 block of east Oak Street, lock the car and start walking towards the door. It's unclear whether she ever actually arrived inside the house. The next morning she was gone.
Police determined Johnson had visited the Party House tavern in the 800 block of north Wildwood Avenue before going home that night. When they checked her car, one window was partially rolled down and a cigarette was in the ashtray. Johnson's coat and purse were still inside the vehicle, but there was no sign of her. She has never been heard from again.
According to her family, Johnson was well-liked and had no enemies at the time of her disappearance. She left behind two children, who were raised by their grandmother. Her case remains unsolved.
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Kankakee Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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The Kankakee Daily Journal
October 12, 2004. March 31, 2019; picture added, Description, clothing, jewerly and more : updated.