Archer Ray Johnson

Johnson, circa 1986

  • Missing Since 04/01/1986
  • Missing From Brooklyn, Washington
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 04/26/1943 (74)
  • Age 42 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'9, 175 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A Black Hills gold ring.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Johnson has a mole on his right cheek and a large surgical scar on his left arm.

Details of Disappearance

Johnson was last seen after he finished cutting firewood with his brother in Brooklyn, Washington on the morning of April 1, 1986. He left to go home and has never been heard from again. Johnson's brother left ten minutes later, and found Johnson's truck parked on top of a tall hill fifteen miles down the road. The vehicle was partially in the gravel logging road, the driver's side door was open, the keys were in the ignition and an open can of beer was balanced on the front seat. There was no sign of Johnson at the scene. His brother initially thought he was just scouting timber and he didn't become concerned until he drove back the opposite direction at 5:30 p.m. that day and saw Johnson's truck still sitting as it had been. Johnson's bandana was nearby.

Johnson was a fern picker, bark peeler and woodsman at the time of his disappearance. An extensive search of the woodlands surrounding the site of his disappearance turned up no sign of him. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Grays Harbor Sheriff's Department 360-249-3711

Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated April 21, 2009; clothing/jewelry description added, distinguishing characteristics updated.