Archer Ray Johnson

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Above Images: Johnson, circa 1986

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 1, 1986 from Brooklyn, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 26, 1943
  • Age: 42 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 175 pounds
  • 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.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A Black Hills gold ring.
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    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.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Grays Harbor Sheriff's Department
    360-249-3711

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    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    The Seattle Times
    Project Jason

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 21, 2009; clothing/jewelry description added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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