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    NV - Kerry Johnson, 17, Reno, 14 Sept 1982

    Vanished Records in Teen Girl's Disappearance Clouds Prospects of Hope

    Advocates fear the case of a teenage girl who vanished from the Salem area more than twenty five years ago may fall completely into obscurity.

    The case of Kerry Lynelle Johnson is especially troubling because the police records on her case are missing. Nobody seems to know exactly what happened.

    Kerry was 17-years old when she disappeared. She was last seen in Salem Oregon in 1982. It would appear she has family in the area, or did at that time, as she was trying to reach the home of her cousin. We are hoping that someone can offer information that can help reestablish the case.

    Police say Kerry Johnson was last seen hitchhiking to her cousin's residence in Salem, Oregon on September 14th 1982 and that she never arrived at the residence. It is reported that she may have been sighted in San Jose, California sometime after her disappearance.

    More: http://salem-news.com/articles/april...son_4-7-08.php

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    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...son_kerry.html
    Kerry Lynelle Johnson


    Left: Johnson, circa 1982;
    Right: Age-progression at age 40 (circa 2004)


    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

    Missing Since: September 14, 1982 from Salem, Oregon
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: November 27, 1964
    Age: 17 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'8, 160 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes.


    Details of Disappearance

    Johnson was last seen hitchhiking to her cousin's residence in Salem, Oregon on September 14, 1982. She never arrived at the residence. Johnson may have been sighted in San Jose, California sometime after her disappearance. She was alone, on foot, and possibly carrying a large blue suitcase at the time. She has never been heard from again.
    Johnson's entire police file was lost sometime after her disappearance; investigators do not know the whereabouts of her relatives, if she has any, and so cannot compare their DNA to any unidentified remains they find. Johnson's disappearance remains unsolved. Few details are available in her case.



    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Salem Police Department
    503-588-6123



    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Child Seek Network
    Child CyberSearch



    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 18, 2005.

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    How sad. If that file was still around she might not be missing still.

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    Reading this has made me so angry and sad. How in the world could the police lose her file. Either they were sloppy or there was a cover up. What saddens me more then that is the fact they can't find any family. This whole situation is sad.

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    To me, this is unacceptable! This was a living, breathing person who had a whole life ahead of her...

    The readership for Salem-News.com per their site: 77% of Oregon, 12% US outside of OR, 11% International. The Oregon.gov website doesn't even make mention that her file was lost.

    The way they've handled righting this wrong seems like an 'oh well' in my opinion. Wouldn't you think the PD owes it to this girl to do a whole lot more to raise awareness! They should be posting articles on news sites and in newspapers across the country, and frequently to increase the likelihood they cast a wide net to request the public's help in reconstructing what was lost due to their screw up of losing the file. They should also be broadcasting it across all media orgs on TV and the department should be investigated to ensure this does not become common place and the FBI should be on the case right now. Sorry for yelling - this is just horrible!


    Quote Originally Posted by Idaho4Groenes View Post
    Vanished Records in Teen Girl's Disappearance Clouds Prospects of Hope

    Advocates fear the case of a teenage girl who vanished from the Salem area more than twenty five years ago may fall completely into obscurity.

    The case of Kerry Lynelle Johnson is especially troubling because the police records on her case are missing. Nobody seems to know exactly what happened.

    Kerry was 17-years old when she disappeared. She was last seen in Salem Oregon in 1982. It would appear she has family in the area, or did at that time, as she was trying to reach the home of her cousin. We are hoping that someone can offer information that can help reestablish the case.

    Police say Kerry Johnson was last seen hitchhiking to her cousin's residence in Salem, Oregon on September 14th 1982 and that she never arrived at the residence. It is reported that she may have been sighted in San Jose, California sometime after her disappearance.

    More: http://salem-news.com/articles/april...son_4-7-08.php

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    I wonder if anyone in that police department really tried to look for Kerry's family. Maybe they didn't try hard enough. I'm thinking they just want everyone off their backs, so they said they did. Let's face it, her remains could be sitting in storage right now and no one knows she's there. It's like she didn't exist at all. She deserves to be treated better then this.

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    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/2660/2

    NamUs Profile:
    Dental: NA
    DNA: NA
    Fingerprints: NA

    case report snipped from NamUs Profile:
    Circumstances Kerry's photo is shown age-progressed to 45 years. Kerry left from her home in Salem, Oregon and traveled to Reno, Nevada to visit a relative. On September 15, 1982, she left Reno to travel to San Jose, California to visit a friend. It is unknown if Kerry ever arrived in California. She has not been heard from since.
    BUMP

    Kerry has been missing for 28 years this month. Come home soon.

    http://www.myspace.com/help_kerry_lynn_johnson

    Can someone check the California Marriage Index (it's subscription based so you need a subscription to Ancestry)? Just to make sure she didn't arrive in CA and later married not knowing that she is still missing? Just an outside chance. Fingers crossed here.
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    Kerry's case was briefly mentioned on Nancy Grace America's Missing.

    Video clip here: http://cnn.com/video/?/video/crime/2...as.missing.hln

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    The victim was discovered on January 6, 1985 in Applegate, Placer County, California.
    Estimated Date of Death: 1983-1984.
    State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only.
    Cause of Death: Unknown.

    From Doe Network, Hot Case 2079

    Would possibly be hard to make a match with what was found but it does seem like the route from Reno to San Jose...

    http://doenetwork.org/hot/hotcase2079.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/2660/2

    NamUs Profile:
    Dental: NA
    DNA: NA
    Fingerprints: NA
    It looks like Kerry's NamUs profile was updated, within the past year or two:

    DNA -- Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete

    Definitely a positive!
    ...Always remembering the missing...

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    Kerry has haunted me for many years.... It was thought she might have been a victim of the green river killer... So her case file was sent to PD in Seattle... They say they never got it... And Salem said they sent it... Somewhere it was lost... I did a lot of research on Kerry years ago... She has family in Washington state... In my research I also thought she may have been a victim to the same killer as Sherri Eyerly....

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    Kerry's NCMEC poster has a new photo of her!


    http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...archLang=en_US

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    so pretty. so sad. Has her family submitted any dna samples at all ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudysSisterMaureen View Post
    so pretty. so sad. Has her family submitted any dna samples at all ??
    Her NamUs profile says DNA has been submitted and tested, so they must have been able to locate at least some of her family.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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