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Jannette Johnson Was Seen Walking To Her Front Door Before She Vanished

Her daughter and her niece saw her get out of her car and walk toward her home.

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Jannette Johnson

The family of Jannette Johnson describes her as a lovable person without enemies. The mother of two was living in Kankakee, Illinois at the time of her disappearance, and on the evening of August 3, 1985, Jannette visited the Party House Bar on Wildwood Avenue before making her way home. Both Jannette’s young daughter and her niece claimed they saw the 29-year-old park her car the backyard of their house, lock the car, and walk towards the house.

Jannette has never been seen or heard from again.

It’s unclear whether or not Jannette actually made it inside. Investigators inspected Jannette’s vehicle and found a cigarette in the ashtray, Jannette’s coat and purse inside, and one widow still partially rolled down. Back in 2015, Jannette’s family sat down with The Daily Journal to honor their missing loved one and to share more about Jannette.

“You know it was her way or the highway,” Jannette’s mother Mary Moore said. “And I know where she got that. I’m still that way.” She added that she wanted to share Jannette’s story with The Daily Journal because “somebody out there knows something, and maybe it’s time for them to tell.”

Joretha Wills, Jannette’s daughter, relived the last moment she saw her mother. “I can still see her walking in that gate back there, comin’ home,” she said. “I have always thought that she would come home one day. And I can still see it. I would throw my arms around her and lay my head on her bosom. And I’d just cry. I wouldn’t ask any questions about what happened. I’d just hug her, and then I’d take her to the hospital to make sure she was OK. And then we’d talk again.”

Jannette Johnson

She added, “Maybe, somehow, this story would get to my mother, and maybe she could reach out to us if she knew we still cared. And, maybe, the person who took her away from us is getting closer to meeting his God. And he might want to get something off of his chest before his judgment day.” The family has even sought the help of psychics and followed their leads, but described the encounters as “wild goose chases.”

Jannette is described as being 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall and approximately 120 pounds. She had short brown hair and brown eyes. Her hair was straight because she used a relaxer. She was last seen wearing blue and white capri pants, a white top, and white sandals. Jannette would be 63-years-old at the time of this publication.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Kankakee Police Department at (815) 933-0425 or their local authorities.

Please share this story of Jannette Johnson to reignite the investigation into her mysterious disappearance. She is our sister and her life matters.


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1980s

Lelisia Slade Was Drug-Addicted When She Vanished In 1988

The 25-year-old had turned to prostitution to support her habit.

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Lelisia Slade

Many of the cases that date back decades often have only fragmented bits of information. Take for example Lelisia Slade who went missing in June 1988, but the exact date is unknown. She was reportedly last seen near Lipscomb and Horne Street in Melbourne, Florida, but no one has had contact with the 25-year-old mother since. (more…)

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