11-19-2011, 11:58 AM #1
OH - Elaine Benich-Johnson, 41, Parma, 22 Nov 1990
Charley Project: Elaine Johnson.
Dental: charting available
DNA: tests submitted/not complete
Elaine Johnson was reported missing by her daughter on December 3, 1990. Elaine had not shown up for work so her daughter received a phone call from her place of employment.
Elaine apparently left clothes in dryer at her apartment building. Her apartment was tidy with no signs of foul play.
All that seemed to be missing was her keys. Her car was found in the garage of her apartment building in Parma, OH.
Missing facebook page appears to be owned by her adult daughter.
NE Ohio Police Reopen Cold Case
Friday November 18, 2011 9:38 PM
UPDATED: Friday November 18, 2011 9:41 PM
Video at last link posted directly above. Interview with daughter.
Police said that her ex-boyfriend, Brian Sachs, last saw her in her apartment buildings laundry room.
Now years later, police said that Sachs story and details about that night keep changing.
"He was offered to take a polygraph test here but he has refused," DeSimone said. "He refused to sign a statement and then he refused to cooperate with this investigation."
Picture of Elaine from first link within this post, Charley Project
12-21-2011, 03:01 PM #2
Parma police seeking information on woman missing since 1990
Published: Thursday, November 17, 2011
By Sun News staff Parma Sun Post
PARMA -- Police are requesting assistance regarding a person missing from the city since December 1990.
On Dec. 3, 1990, police received a call regarding a missing person, Elaine Johnson, born in 1949. Johnson lived at 5934 Stumph Road, in Kimberly Park Apartments. Her daughter, Jodi, had received a call from her mother's employer that Johnson had not been at work for two days. Jodi checked her mother's apartment but her mother was not there.
The investigation revealed that the apartment was in order and nothing was missing. Johnson's car was found in the parking lot. Johnson's family found her wallet containing her money, identification and credit cards in her apartment. Johnson's clothes were found in the building’s laundry room and her laundry locker was open. Only her apartment keys were missing.
Johnson was reportedly last seen by her ex-boyfriend, Brian Sachs, 56, of Parma, on Nov. 30, 1990 while in the laundry room of the apartment building. Sachs was questioned at the time but has since stopped cooperating with detectives
01-10-2012, 12:24 PM #3
01-10-2012, 11:05 PM #4
This is one of my "pet" cases because it happened right in my area and I work for the PD across the street from where she disappeared! I have always felt the boyfriend was responsible and would love to see this one solved! So much time has passed and her daughter deserves answers!!
09-19-2013, 05:39 PM #5
Elaine was featured on the news the other night in hopes that someone might come forward with information. http://fox8.com/2013/09/13/missing-elaine-johnson/~~~my opinion only~~~
10-28-2013, 06:30 PM #6
Not likely for anything to be there, as I'm sure enough kids have been through there playing and exploring to have found her by now - if she was there.
There is something else that I find curious. Her car was there at home but her keys were missing. That tells me that someone (a POI) may have taken her in her own car, did something with her and then returned the car but accidentally took the keys with them when they left."Time is the most precious gift that anyone has to give. We never know for certain how much or how little we have left. So spend it, give it, invest it, or waste it accordingly." ~ Me
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11-09-2013, 11:31 PM #7
I am not sure if the area around her apartment was searched at the time or not. I am guessing that it wasn't and the information was basically filed away. I am sure there was some cursory invest done, as far as whether her credit was used, but I am almost positive there wasn't a physical search of the land surrounding the apartment complex.~~~my opinion only~~~
11-10-2013, 12:17 AM #8
I lived in the Wright Patterson area when this happened. She is a beautiful lady and for some reason she has always looked familiar to me? I would love to see this case solved. Sounds to me as if someone she trusted came upon her in the laundry room and she left with them. She would have had her keys with her in the laundry room, in my opinion. Does anyone know her maiden name? Thanks in advance.
11-10-2013, 12:19 AM #9
OK, I'm guessing the B. name was maiden. Did she ever go by any other last name? She looks like a family I knew from another county.
11-16-2013, 11:56 PM #10Registered User
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First to the family- I am so sorry that you have been suffering through this devastating ordeal for over twenty years.
I grew up in Parma and spent quite a bit of my youth near the area Elaine lived in- this hits close to home.
In researching Brian Sachs criminal record (so far), the ex-boyfriend of missing person Elaine Johnson there is a match for his name in Parma Municipal Court records, charged 06/17/2011 with misdemeanor "Buccal Swabs" (11MIS90010)-plead no contest, found guilty. Wondering if this is the same Brian Sachs, last person to see Elaine alive, and if so is this charge related to refusing to provide a DNA sample? The Parma Court dockets usually provide much more information such as sentencing, etc, but notice for that case there is very little.
Also a 1991 misdemeanor charge in Parma Courts 606.28 "Failure to comply with court commands/failure to appear"- found guilty.
Further court records in Cuyahoga County court indicate a "Grand Theft" felony charge in 1981 for a one Brian Sachs whose DOB is 1955 and previous Parma address, which is only a stone's throw from Kimberly Park Apartments, where Elane resided/was last seen.
1997- "Brian Sachs (same Parma address)" found guilty DWUI (Driving while under the influence)
1995- Traffic citation conviction driving under suspension
Although this history does not point to Brian Sach's being directly connected with Elaine's disappearance (although I think it does and he seems to be withholding valuable information) this character sure has a blatant disregard for the law! Maybe even an alcohol abuse problem as there is a previous DUI conviction. Very interesting. I will keep my eyes peeled for information.
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