Skip to comments.Woman Missing for 52 Years Turns up Saturday (Daughter Found Her; Husband Was Murder Suspect)
Posted on 07/26/2013 2:17:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A mother who went missing in the early 1960s at the age of 25 has turned up, alive and well, 52 years on with a new family living in the Yukon.
Lucy Johnson, who is now 77 years old, disappeared from her home in Surrey, British Columbia, in September 1961 and was never found, despite a police missing persons investigation and even a murder probe into her husband.
Marvin Johnson, who died in the late 1990s, was suspected of killing Mrs Johnson and disposing of her body in their back garden, which was fully excavated during the investigation.
However, the case was dropped when no evidence could be found and the missing persons trail went cold.
In a remarkable twist, Mrs Johnson who now has a lot of explaining to do was discovered after her daughter Linda placed an advert in a local newspaper and the mysterious case of her disappearance was highlighted by Canadian police more than half a century on.
Linda then received a call from another mystery women, claiming to be her step-sister, telling her that her mother was living in the Yukon, with a whole new family.
It still remains unclear what prompted Mrs Johnson to up and leave without a word.
The wheels were set in motion and it led to finding Lucy Johnson alive and well, said Royal Canadian Mounted Police corporal Bert Paquet.
Its a life-changing event. Shes certainly got some explaining to do to her family.
What a MOTHER!
The poor husband living under that shadow for the rest of his life.
If my mother walked off a left me without a word, I wouldn’t care if I ever saw or heard from her again!
The entire population of the Yukon is only 33,000. And that’s as high as it’s likely ever been since the Gold Rush.
If you wanted to disappear, wouldn’t you choose New York? Los Angeles? Rio? And why would it take so long to find her?
She a ho?
Whichever one of these stays, since it doubluh postrated, could be an Undead Thread... with permission of course.
The “I’m going for a walk, I’ll be some time” thread...
absolutely sickening. Look what she put her family through!!! Must be a mental case or void of any feelings!!!
Where do journalists and their editors get their educations these days? (is the plural term used typically in Canada?)
The “early 60s”, huh? LOL! A lot of the kids who didn’t want to “reform to their peer group” went “looking” for themselves. She probably didn’t find herself yet or she got lost.
The husband always gets screwed when a selfish woman decides she has had enough. Happened so many times. I think that Scott Peterson is in jail blamed for the death of his wife. This happens practically daily.
> If my mother walked off a left me without a word, I wouldnt care if I ever saw or heard from her again!
I young woman engineer worked for me a few years back.
She admits that she was a bit wild when she was in high school, but to finish the story, she came home from school in her senior year to find that her parents and siblings had moved to another state without telling her. She struggled to graduate HS and then put herself through college, but she finally finished and finally hooked up with her family a year or two after college. I never asked how the reunion went.
I’m not sure if you are being sarcastic or not. Scott Peterson’s wife was actually found dead. Although he maintains his innocence, I think that there is quite a bit of evidence to substantiate his guilt.
That doesn’t sound like 1961 to me
So - she left her kids and she left her husband to be accused until his death? I’d have no words for her.
Cuban Missile Crisis. She wanted to move further away from Havana...
If this was an American newspaper, the headline would read:
Mom Missing for 52 Years Turns up Saturday