Johnson, approximately 1997
Date reported missing : 05/01/1997
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 03/14/1962 (59)
Age at the time of disappearance: 35 years old
Height / Weight : 5'1, 100 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white sweatshirt, dark blue sweatpants and black shoes with a side buckle.
Medical conditions : Johnson suffers from diabetes, schizophrenia and a heart condition. She has a history of drug abuse.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Johnson has scars on her outer right ankle and across four of her right fingers. Her ears are pierced. Her nicknames are Chocolate and Yogi.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Johnson told her family members that she planned to meet a female friend in her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 1, 1997. She left her residence on Seigel Street and was last seen in either the 2500 block of Washington Street or the 1200 block of south Carlisle Street during the day.
Johnson never returned home and has not been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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