Jannette Johnson

Above: Johnson, circa 1985


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 3, 1985 from Kankakee, Illinois
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7 - 5'11, 110 - 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Johnson's hair was permed and cut short at the time of her disappearance.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white top, blue and white capri pants and white sandals.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Johnson was last seen in Kankakee, Illinois on August 3, 1985. Her young daughter and her niece saw her park in the backyard of their home in the 600 block of east Oak Street, lock the car and start walking towards the door. It's unclear whether she ever actually arrived inside the house. The next morning she was gone.

    Police determined Johnson had visited the Party House tavern in the 800 block of north Wildwood Avenue before going home that night. When they checked Johnson's car, one window was partially rolled down and a cigarette was in the ashtray. Johnson's coat and purse were still inside the vehicle, but there was no sign of her. She has never been heard from again.

    According to her family, Johnson was well-liked and had no enemies at the time of her disappearance. She left behind two children, who were raised by their grandmother. Her case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Kankakee Police Department


    Source Information
    The Kankakee Daily Journal


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 23, 2017; casefile added.

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