IA JOHNSTON, Sidney Edward - Doe Net 4344DMIA

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    Sidney E. Johnston
    Age in 1992, 49-50

    Age at Report: 47
    DOB: December 11, 1942
    Weight: 180 lbs.
    Height: 6′ 02″
    Race: White
    Hair: Brown
    Eyes: Hazel
    Sex: Male

    Incident Type: Involuntary disappearance
    Missing From: 1623 E. 11th St.
    Davenport, IA
    Scott County

    Missing Since: January 22, 1990
    Sidney E. Johnston, a 47-year-old US Navy veteran, was reported missing to the Davenport Police Department on Jan. 22, 1990. His disappearance is classified as Involuntary.
    At the time he went missing, Sidney was described as a 6-foot-2 white male weighing about 180 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.
    The following article, written by Brian Wellner and published in the Quad-City Times on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, describes the mystery surrounding Johnston’s disappearance.

    If you have any information about Sidney Johnston’s unsolved disappearance, please contact the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-7979.

    (There's an in depth article at the link.)


    If you have information regarding the disappearance of this individual, please contact: the Missing Person Information Clearinghouse Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation 1-800-346-5507.

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  3. Snoopster

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    Doe Network Case File: 4344DMIA
    (not listed on NamUs)

    Sidney Edward Johnston
    Missing since January 22, 1990 from Davenport, Iowa
    Classification: Missing


    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: December 11, 1942
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 47 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6'2"; 180 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. brown hair; hazel eyes.
    AKA: Sid
    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Sidney Johnston, a machine operator at Case IH in East Moline, stopped showing up to work after January 22, 1990. His supervisor told police that, two weeks before his disappearance, Johnston had received several emergency telephone calls at work, which was out of the ordinary. The U.S. Navy veteran was single with no children.

    Johnston, who often ate a late-night breakfast at Ross’ Restaurant in Bettendorf, was last seen there by a cashier on January 25, 1990, three days after he appeared at work for the last time. Police interviewed the cashier who said Johnston appeared to be upset.

    During a search of Johnston’s home, police found holes punched in the walls and a door, and a stain on his bed sheets that may have been vomit. There was a folded-up copy of the January 23, 1990, edition of the Quad-City Times in his kitchen and a dish full of cat food on the floor. The family said they thought the house was messier than normal. His maroon 1984 Ford Thunderbird is also missing.
    A stack of bills showed that Johnston had been contacted by collection agencies on numerous occasions.

    Police interviewed neighbors who said a man in his 30s and a young woman were seen stopping by Johnston’s house many times beginning in August 1989. They often heard arguments that included the man asking Johnston for money.
    Police interviewed the man and the woman. The man admitted Johnston had given him hundreds of dollars. The woman said she never knew Johnston. Relatives believe that Sid may have given away nearly $30,000.
    But because the man and the woman both passed polygraph tests, they were never arrested or charged in connection with Johnston’s disappearance.

    Sid was scheduled to appear before a Rock Island County magistrate on January 23 for unlawful possession of a bank identification card. Relatives told police at the time that they did not think Sid had skipped town.

    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Davenport Police Department

    Source Information:
    Iowa Cold Cases

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    Snoopster Well-Known Member

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    Sidney would have been 49 at the time the UID's body was found, more than 2 years after he disappeared.

    Sidney's hair seems a bit too "brown", but it is difficult to see in the black and white photo.
    He's the right height, in the right age group and has the right type of build.

    Did he live long enough to make it to Nevada from Iowa?
  6. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Sid, surprisingly, bears considerable resemblance to the new reconstruction:

    sc doe new recon with Sid Johnston.png

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