GUILTY TN - Jean Johnson, 66, Scott County, 24 Feb 2007

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  1. hoppyfrog

    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    http://www.volunteertv.com/home/headlines/15932282.html

    25 Feb 08

    She's been missing for a year, and now the family of a Scott County grandmother has given up hope they'll find her alive.

    The mini-van of Jean Johnson, 66, was found abandoned in an Oneida parking lot.

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    Investigators even caution against giving up hope.

    "We're closer, let's put it that way,” said Chief Deputy Bobby Ellis with the Scott County Sheriff’s Department. “That's all I can say at this time."

    According to investigators, Jean Johnson's ex-husband Douglas Whisnant still remains a suspect in her disappearance, but he hasn't been charged.

    The sheriff's office says it plans to release a full report of its search efforts in the next few weeks.

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    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    http://www.theknoxvillejournal.com/inside/pages/news/Whisnant-finally-indicted-for-murder.html

    Whisnant finally indicted for murder

    "One year after Jean Johnson disappeared, her ex-husband, Douglas Whisnant, has been indicted for her murder. Whisnant has been the top person of interest all along in the case.

    Her family feels relief that he has finally been charged with her murder.

    Whisnant has been indicted on one count of first degree murder, one count of aggravated kidnapping and one count of theft.

    Prosecutors are confident they can get a conviction, based on DNA evidence linking Whisnant to Johnson’s disappearance."

    Her body has never been found.
     
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    http://www.ihoneida.com/news/2009/022609johnson.html

    25 Feb 09

    Two years have passed since Jean Johnson disappeared from her Ditney Trail home, but her family has not stopped searching for the whereabouts of their missing loved one.


    On Tuesday, supporters from the community gathered with Johnson’s family in the Oneida First Trust & Savings Bank parking lot — where Johnson’s van was discovered five days after authorities believe she was abducted and murdered — for a candlelight vigil. It marked the second consecutive year that her family and friends have gathered on the anniversary of her disappearance, a gesture that is symbolic of the ongoing search for her whereabouts.

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    Well they finally found her...

    HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Scott County Sheriff's Office says it believes it has located the remains of Jean Johnson, who has been missing for more than three years.

    Johnson disappeared in February of 2007. The investigation into her disappearance quickly centered around her ex-husband, Doug Whisnutt, who was arrested March 8, 2007 on outstanding warrants taken out by Johnson two weeks before her disappearance.

    The search for Johnson's body was unsuccessful, but investigators located several illegal weapons that Whisnutt had hidden in a fake wall.

    Whisnutt was later sentenced to 25 years in prison for illegally possessing the guns, including machine guns. He was also served a criminal court indictment for Johnson's murder.

    Much more on this developing story coming up on Volunteer TV News at 11 and stay tuned to VolunteerTV.com for updates.
     
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    Updated: 3:42 AM May 12, 2010
    Scott County officials: missing woman's body found after three years
    The Scott County Sheriff's Office says it believes it has located the remains of Jean Johnson, who has been missing for more than three years.

    http://www.volunteertv.com/home/headlines/93510649.html
     
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    Missing Scott County woman's body found after 3 years
    Updated: 5/11/2010 11:11:28 PM Posted: 5/11/2010 9:14:05 PM

    After more than 3 years, a Scott County family can finally bury their mother. Scott County Sheriff Anthony Lay announced late Tuesday night that the body of Jean Johnson had been found.

    http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=121325&catid=2
     
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    From December 2012:

    http://www.ihoneida.com/news/2012/12/33-million-awarded-to-slain-womans-children/

     

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