MS - Jarrod Johnston, 18, Yazoo City, 7 July 2007

Discussion in '2000's Missing' started by neverletgo, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. neverletgo

    neverletgo Active Member

    Messages:
    2,498
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    [​IMG]

    I saw this intriguing case on Disappeared on the Investigation Discovery (ID) channel yesterday. A short clip from the episode is located here:

    http://investigation.discovery.com/tv-shows/disappeared/videos/jarrod-held-hostage.htm

    To summarize, Jarrod Duke Johnston left his father and stepmother's home in Franklin, KY, with his grandmother to ride down to Yazoo County, MS, to visit with friends. His grandmother dropped him off at friendÂ’s house on July 4, 2007, and after visiting with them for several days, the friend and his parents took Jarrod back to his grandmother's residence in rural Yazoo County. After a disagreement with his grandmother, Jarrod left on foot on July 7, 2007, and has not been seen or heard from since.

    Snipped:

    http://www.hlntv.com/article/2012/07/31/where-missing-18-year-old-jarrod-johnston
     
  2. Loading...


  3. neverletgo

    neverletgo Active Member

    Messages:
    2,498
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
  4. Kaliste

    Kaliste New Member

    Messages:
    2,681
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I just watched this episode and was shocked to find there wasn't a thread for him! Thanks for starting one, NeverLetGo :)

    Come home Jarrod!
     
  5. neverletgo

    neverletgo Active Member

    Messages:
    2,498
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    No problem! :) I was shocked to see there wasn't one, too . . . such a strange case!

    Those different times they thought they had found Jarrod and it turned out to not be him each time . . . heartbreaking. I thought it was so sad that his father had lost his sister to murder as well. :anguish:

    Does anyone have the feeling that Jarrod is still out there somewhere? Or do you feel like he met his demise shortly after he went missing nearly 6 years ago? :confused:
     
  6. marycarney

    marycarney Inactive

    Messages:
    1,795
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    He doesn't appear to be on Charley Project either. Strange
     
  7. neverletgo

    neverletgo Active Member

    Messages:
    2,498
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    I noticed that too, marycarney, when I was searching for articles on his case. :confused:
     
  8. joe

    joe New Member

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    just finished watching this one. Disappeared is a fascinating show, some of these people really do disappear into thin air. I think there's a good chance he could still be alive, but it could be really difficult in finding him, if not impossible. Like they said, could be in a homeless shelter, hospital, jail, etc. If he is out there, he probably does have amnesia and with the bi polar disorder, it must be both profoundly sad and distressing, imagine walking around not knowing who you are. I think too, he may have committed suicide, but I hope not.
     
  9. neverletgo

    neverletgo Active Member

    Messages:
    2,498
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    :goodpost:
     
  10. justagirl247

    justagirl247 New Member

    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    this is just such a strange case the fact that no one saw him and the gf didnt even know he was in town that seems strange to me
     
  11. justagirl247

    justagirl247 New Member

    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    does anyone know if they have done any searches? i dont remember hearing that on the show.... also getting more coverage of this case would help I live probably and hour to an hour and a half away from where he lived and have never heard of his case or seen a missing poster or anything i know he went missing from another city but still you would think it would still be locally talked about
     
  12. MagnoliaMountain

    MagnoliaMountain Red Rose

    Messages:
    3,286
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    I just watched his Disappeared episode.

    My gut tells me he's still out there, probably living as a homeless person struggling with his mental health and drug addiction. He'd obviously been a very troubled young man the 2 years prior to his disappearance. It's possible he committed suicide as well, or has died in the years after he vanished.

    His poor family, especially the Dad. My heart stopped for a second when they showed those pictures of "Samuel". He looked just like Jarrod except the nose.
     
  13. justagirl247

    justagirl247 New Member

    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I agree with you... thats what i was thinking also as far as the still being out there theory. I think if he had killed himself a body would have been discovered at some point... but who knows its so sad that there isnt more info to go on
     
  14. MagnoliaMountain

    MagnoliaMountain Red Rose

    Messages:
    3,286
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Bumping for Jarrod.
     
  15. MagnoliaMountain

    MagnoliaMountain Red Rose

    Messages:
    3,286
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Been thinking of Jarrod today.
     
  16. littlemermaid

    littlemermaid New Member

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I am thinking of Jarod
     
  17. MagnoliaMountain

    MagnoliaMountain Red Rose

    Messages:
    3,286
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    It's been so long, I really hope he will be found one day.
     
  18. MagnoliaMountain

    MagnoliaMountain Red Rose

    Messages:
    3,286
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    http://www.411gina.org/jarroddukejohnston.html
    Wondering if somebody ever found his guitar and never reported it to LE...

    On all his MP sites there's no mention of his mental health and drug problems that were portayed on Disappeared. He would have turned 25 y/o in August, I do hope that he is still out there even though I think a suicide could be highly likely.
     
  19. SheWalksInBeauty

    SheWalksInBeauty New Member

    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I wonder if any physical searches have been conducted for Jarrod in Yazoo. If he's there deceased, I'd think cadaver dogs would likely be able to find him. I also wonder why he's not on charley project, if his family has asked them to add him to the website, or what else his family and friends may still be doing to find him. They seemed like sweet people on Disappeared, they seemed like they loved and missed him so much. I understand you can go missing if you want to once you're 18, but I doubt he'd purposefully avoid his family for this long were he still alive, not even letting them know he's alright.
    The story of Jarrod's disappearance is really riveting to me, and the two instances where they believed he had been found alive are just so strange. Another reason I'm compelled by his case is that I'm the same age as him, and the way they described him on Disappeared, his interests in music, theater, his intelligence...if I had known him, I think we would have been friends. I really hope he is found alive, and I hope his family is staying strong.
     
  20. SheWalksInBeauty

    SheWalksInBeauty New Member

    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hmm, if he'd committed suicide, I would think he'd be found. That is, if they physically looked for him.... I can't believe years later they found out that all files on him had been lost or destroyed by the time a new investigator inherited his case. I know there are so many major crimes to devote care, emotion, resources and time to, but it's just disgraceful what man power and resources are withheld from serious cases, either due to the failings of bureaucracy, lack of diligence and care on the part of investigative teams, or both.
     
  21. MagnoliaMountain

    MagnoliaMountain Red Rose

    Messages:
    3,286
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    True. I'm sure though that many MPs took their own lives and have never been found, even after many years. Maybe LE hasn't looked hard enough or they chose places well hidden etc.

    I'm still bothered by the fact that there's no mention of any of his mental health or addiction problems online. According to his Disappeared episode he was a troubled young man, struggling from bipolar disorder and drug addiction. I don't know if his family is downplaying all that or what's the reason for it. They should definitely try to get him on the Charley Project as well.

    It's been so long, I hope this case will be solved one day.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice