Author Topic: June Ann Johnson | August 3, 1979 | Age 34 | Missing | Prince Albert  (Read 5924 times)

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June Ann Johnson
Age: 34
DOB: 1945/07/28
Missing
Date last seen: August 3, 1979
Location last seen: Prince Albert, SK
Nurse

June Ann Johnson - August 3, 1979 - Age 34 - Missing - Prince Albert - June was last seen when she was driven to the Marlboro Hotel in Prince Albert, SK by a family friend. Photo shows June was a nurse. Race: Caucasian Height: 163 cm (5'4") Weight: 59 kg (130 lbs) Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Brown Distinguishing Features: Unknown Clothing Worn at time of disapearance: Unknown File #: 1986-16093 Agency: Prince Albert Police Service

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Re: June Ann Johnson | August 3, 1979 | Age 34 | Missing | Prince Albert
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2010, 08:23:24 PM »
Woman missing 31 years

P.A. mother of two was last seen in 1979

 
BY CHARLENE TEBBUTT, SPECIAL TO THE STARPHOENIX DECEMBER 22, 2010
 
 
It's been more than three decades since a Prince Albert woman went missing, leaving two teenagers behind.

It's also been 31 years since Bonnie Johnson last saw her mother, June.

Bonnie, then 14, and her boyfriend dropped June off in front of a local hotel on Aug. 3, 1979. She vividly remembers that Friday evening, when her mother asked for a ride to the Marlboro Hotel in downtown Prince Albert.

Bonnie remembers what her mother was wearing that day and that she and her boyfriend were on their way to a barbecue. June told her daughter she would be going fishing that weekend, which Bonnie says was strange since her mother was usually not interested in such activities.

"She said if I'm not home tonight, I'll be home on Sunday," Bonnie said in a recent interview.

June Ann Johnson, a nurse, hasn't been seen since. Her family has given up hope that June will be found alive, but they continue to look for clues as to her whereabouts.

Last month, Bonnie Johnson sat in a police boardroom to publicly plead for more information in her mother's missing person's case. The Prince Albert Police Service continues to investigate June Johnson's disappearance.

The case is the oldest missing person's case in Prince Albert. So far, no new leads have surfaced.

City police Det. Susan Snell, who heads up the police force's historical case unit, says someone has to know what happened to the woman Bonnie describes as boisterous.

Asked to recall her favourite memories of her mother, Bonnie still breaks down in tears.

A single mother at the time of her disappearance, June Johnson had recently quit her job in Prince Albert and was planning a move to Winnipeg. She had been seeing a man from Winnipeg at the time, according to her daughter.

She did like to go out often, but she always called home and made sure her kids, Bonnie and her younger brother, had a meal waiting for them at home.

Bonnie's younger brother turned 13 just days after his mother's disappearance.

"Do we suspect foul play, absolutely," Snell added. "Obviously, somebody knows something."

In early November, city police officers began digging up the basement of a home just east of the city looking for clues. At the time of her disappearance in 1979, the home was being rented by a man who has since become a person of interest in the case.

The dirt basement of the home was searched in 1979, but police wanted another look. No new evidence was found when the basement was briefly searched again, however, and police will now have to wait until the spring to continue digging.

The man identified as a person of interest in the case, who police refused to name, was arrested on two charges of sexual assault shortly after Johnson's disappearance, said Snell. In past interviews, the man has admitted to having a drink with Johnson, although police have so far been unable to pinpoint exactly when that meeting occurred.

Police investigators tried to meet with the man again in 2007, but he refused to be interviewed and would not submit to a polygraph test, Snell said. And although he was declared a dangerous offender, the man walked away from a minimum security facility in British Columbia in spring 2008 and has not been seen since.

He continues to be wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant.

Meanwhile, Bonnie and the rest of her family wait for answers. Some of June's grandchildren have never heard about their grandmother, Bonnie adds.

"How do you explain that to a child? It's really hard because you just never know, there's never a resolution to anything," Bonnie said.

"You can put it in the back of your mind for a while and then things like this come up and you start having nightmares and weird thoughts . . . the longer it gets away from you the less you feel that anything's going to happen."

Anyone with information on June Johnson's disappearance is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-922-8477 or the Prince Albert Police Service at 953-4222.

Johnson's case is also profiled on the city police website at www.papolice.ca.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Woman+missing+years/4011998/story.html


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The link doesn't seem to work.

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That's my grandma...