Jannette Johnson

Johnson, circa 1985

  • Missing Since 08/03/1985
  • Missing From Kankakee, Illinois
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race Black
  • Age 29 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'7 - 5'11, 110 - 125 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A white top with pinstripes, blue and white capri pants and white sandals.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Johnson's hair was permed and cut short at the time of her disappearance.

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 her 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

  • Kankakee Police Department 815-933-3321

Source Information

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated March 31, 2019; picture added, clothing/jewelry description updated.