Kerry Lynelle Johnson

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Left and Center: Kerry, circa 1982;
Right: Age-progression to age 50 (circa 2014)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 14, 1982 from Reno, Nevada
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 27, 1964
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Kerry's feet are turned slightly inward, which makes it difficult for her to run. She has a faint scar near her eye from previous stitches.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Kerry left her Salem, Oregon home in 1982 and hitchhiked to Reno, Nevada to visit a relative. After that, she left her relative's home to visit a friend in San Jose, California. She was alone, on foot, and possibly carrying a large blue suitcase. On September 14, Kerry called a family member to say she was going back to Nevada and then would return home to Salem from there. She said she would arrive in Salem by October 1. She never made it home, however, and never contacted her family again.

    Kerry's disappearance remains unsolved and the circumstances are unclear. Oregon police are investigating.


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


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Child Seek Network
    Child CyberSearch


    Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 2, 2015; age-progression and details of disappearance updated.

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