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Woman Missing for 52 Years Turns up Saturday (Daughter Found Her; Husband Was Murder Suspect)
Metro UK ^ | Saturday 20 Jul 2013

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.

‘It’s a life-changing event. She’s certainly got some explaining to do to her family.’


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1 posted on 07/26/2013 2:17:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

What a MOTHER!


2 posted on 07/26/2013 2:19:07 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: nickcarraway

The poor husband living under that shadow for the rest of his life.

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3 posted on 07/26/2013 2:19:35 PM PDT by Mears
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To: nickcarraway

If my mother walked off a left me without a word, I wouldn’t care if I ever saw or heard from her again!


4 posted on 07/26/2013 2:20:16 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: nickcarraway

What the.....??

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?


5 posted on 07/26/2013 2:20:46 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nickcarraway
Lucy, you got some splaining to do.
6 posted on 07/26/2013 2:21:33 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: nickcarraway
It still remains unclear what prompted Mrs Johnson to up and leave without a word.

She a ho?

7 posted on 07/26/2013 2:22:04 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: nickcarraway

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...


8 posted on 07/26/2013 2:22:14 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: nickcarraway

absolutely sickening. Look what she put her family through!!! Must be a mental case or void of any feelings!!!


9 posted on 07/26/2013 2:22:55 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: nickcarraway
"Linda then received a call from another mystery women, claiming to be her step-sister"

Where do journalists and their editors get their educations these days? (is the plural term used typically in Canada?)

10 posted on 07/26/2013 2:24:14 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


11 posted on 07/26/2013 2:25:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty. The DemocRATS' payback for the 2010 elections.)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


12 posted on 07/26/2013 2:27:12 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: Ditter

> If my mother walked off a left me without a word, I wouldn’t 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.


13 posted on 07/26/2013 2:27:47 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: napscoordinator

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.


14 posted on 07/26/2013 2:31:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: FlingWingFlyer

That doesn’t sound like 1961 to me


15 posted on 07/26/2013 2:35:53 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Ann Archy

So - she left her kids and she left her husband to be accused until his death? I’d have no words for her.


16 posted on 07/26/2013 2:41:15 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: muir_redwoods

Cuban Missile Crisis. She wanted to move further away from Havana...


17 posted on 07/26/2013 2:41:21 PM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: nickcarraway
Woman Missing for 52 Years Turns up Saturday

If this was an American newspaper, the headline would read:

Mom Missing for 52 Years Turns up Saturday

18 posted on 07/26/2013 2:45:23 PM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes
It varies
19 posted on 07/26/2013 2:49:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes
It varies
20 posted on 07/26/2013 2:49:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

On the initial thread at the time this all was happening I said she probably went to the Yukon.


21 posted on 07/26/2013 2:51:21 PM PDT by There's millions of'em (Tis a relentless battle for freedom)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
And why would it take so long to find her?

Not a whole lot of days with a whole lot of daylight and old people don't even leave the house for 8 or 9 months of the year.

22 posted on 07/26/2013 2:55:51 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: nickcarraway

I got lost walking to the store for milk?


23 posted on 07/26/2013 2:57:27 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

She went out to get bred.


24 posted on 07/26/2013 3:00:42 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in in a long time I am proud of my country.)
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To: napscoordinator

The evidence in the Scott Peterson was pretty strong, so I probably wouldn’t use that case to make your point.

But, in general, it is sad that the husband immediately becomes a suspect if something happens to his wife.


25 posted on 07/26/2013 3:10:29 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Ann Archy
What a MOTHER!
My 35 y/o niece, married 10 years and mother of two (7 and 5), just announced two months ago she's gay, moved to her own apartment - w/o the kids - filed for divorce and already has new "friends."
The kids are already seeing councilors, her hubby and her parents are devastated beyond words.
26 posted on 07/26/2013 3:14:10 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: nickcarraway
the midnight sun touched lightly on
the eyes of Lucy Johnson,
In a white, snowy village
in the Yukon, way up North ...

27 posted on 07/26/2013 3:15:12 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: null and void

Or the Kennedy administration.


28 posted on 07/26/2013 3:15:25 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: oh8eleven

OMG!!!! Prayers for your family.....what a SELFISH EVIL thing to do.


29 posted on 07/26/2013 3:15:44 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: oh8eleven
My brother's wife moved out into an apartment 2 miles away, left the 2 girls, 11 and 7, with him and rarely saw them. She wasn't gay but did have a boyfriend.

She is now in the final stage of alzheimers. My brother dodged a bullet, she is someone elses problem now.

30 posted on 07/26/2013 3:23:17 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: BuffaloJack
she came home from school in her senior year to find that her parents and siblings had moved to another state without telling her

A "bit" wild, eh!?

31 posted on 07/26/2013 3:24:16 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Canada’s North is VERY different. It is a whole other world in the north. If you are not an Inuit who was born there, or a government employee transferred there, why would you go there? So isolated, lonely and cold! Chances are, if you are not one of the above, you are running away from something, trying to disappear from something. For many, it works because people don’t ask a lot of questions.

As long as one does not screw around someone else, few questions are asked and you get along fine, even with the Mounties. Besides, in the middle of January, if you decided that you had to run away from Dawson City, where would you run to? Remember, this is a place that can be so cold in the winter, that vehicles are left runnung with keys inside, 24/7 to prevent them seizing up from the cold! So its best to just do your own thing, be a good neighbour and don’t ask too many questions, even the Mounties. Some ‘detatchments’ in villages are only one or two men. You have ‘official’ hours, but you are actually on call 24/7. Such policing is TRUE ‘community’ policing!

Communications in the north are not as easy as in the south and travelling up north has its challenges, so finding someone can be difficult. It is however, much easier in the age of the internet, though.

I can recall working for a finance company in Ottawa in the early ‘80s, tracing a bad debt to a small settlement in the North West Territories. My contact number was a bar/store/restaurant in the village. Aside from a telephone at the RCMP post, it was the only ‘phone in the village. I left a message for him when he made his once a week treck into town for supplies and a drink. He called me back sometime later and we had a good chat and eventually he did pay back some of debt.


32 posted on 07/26/2013 3:31:23 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Canada’s North is VERY different. It is a whole other world in the north. If you are not an Inuit who was born there, or a government employee transferred there, why would you go there? So isolated, lonely and cold! Chances are, if you are not one of the above, you are running away from something, trying to disappear from something. For many, it works because people don’t ask a lot of questions.

As long as one does not screw around someone else, few questions are asked and you get along fine, even with the Mounties. Besides, in the middle of January, if you decided that you had to run away from Dawson City, where would you run to? Remember, this is a place that can be so cold in the winter, that vehicles are left runnung with keys inside, 24/7 to prevent them seizing up from the cold! So its best to just do your own thing, be a good neighbour and don’t ask too many questions, even the Mounties. Some ‘detatchments’ in villages are only one or two men. You have ‘official’ hours, but you are actually on call 24/7. Such policing is TRUE ‘community’ policing!

Communications in the north are not as easy as in the south and travelling up north has its challenges, so finding someone can be difficult. It is however, much easier in the age of the internet, though.

I can recall working for a finance company in Ottawa in the early ‘80s, tracing a bad debt to a small settlement in the North West Territories. My contact number was a bar/store/restaurant in the village. Aside from a telephone at the RCMP post, it was the only ‘phone in the village. I left a message for him when he made his once a week treck into town for supplies and a drink. He called me back sometime later and we had a good chat and eventually he did pay back some of debt.


33 posted on 07/26/2013 3:31:51 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: ladyjane

If it were Hawaii instead of BC, she could have said that she went out to get a lei.

Sorry all, I could not resist as I had a punny feeling with this comment.


34 posted on 07/26/2013 3:35:42 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

She was from Alaska. If she settled in the Yukon, there might be friends or family there.
She could have easily said she was abused and hiding from him. After a few years, life moves on and inertia takes hold.


35 posted on 07/26/2013 3:43:45 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: nickcarraway

Note to self: If you want to disappear, go to British Columbia.


36 posted on 07/26/2013 4:01:20 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: elkfersupper

Then the Yukon.


37 posted on 07/26/2013 4:01:56 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

I’ve noticed ABC radio news has standardized the use of “folks” in place of “people” or “Americans”.


38 posted on 07/26/2013 4:06:51 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

Folks is much preferable to the common word ‘guys’ when referring to men and women. It ticks me off when waiters and front desk persons say guys when I am with my wife. “And how are you guys tonite?” “What would you guys like to drink this evening?”

I tell them that my wife is not a guy and they start stuttering an apology. Ignorant idiots!


39 posted on 07/26/2013 4:19:28 PM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: nickcarraway

My maternal grandmother did that to my mom and her younger brother when my mom was 3 years old.

Then one day, when I was 5 or 6 years old, my mom told me that my grandma was coming to visit.
I had no idea that I even had a grandma, so thought it was cool. She showed up with another lady and an ugly dog, and I thought “Wow, cool! Now I have a grandma!”

Then she disappeared again.
She turned up as a lonely old woman when me and my sisters were in our late teens/early 20’s and wanted to talk to us on the phone... by then, we just blew her off.

Not sure whatever happened to her, but she was just a strange old lady to us. Never a card, never a call... only thought of us when she was old and lonely and then expected us to run to her... WTF????

When she called, it would go like this... the phone rang and I answered it... “Hello... this is your grandma...”
ME: “Oh, hold on she’s right here!”
(I would hand the phone to my sister and run out the door...) My sister thought someone was calling for her...
The phone was a hot potato then I don’t remember but either the calls tapered off or she disappeared again...

Now it’s over 20 years and no more annoying runaway grandmas.


40 posted on 07/26/2013 4:46:29 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Retired Greyhound

In another article on this story, they said that the husband reported the woman missing in 1965. Police later learned that she hadn’t actually been seen since 1961. This probably struck them as a tad suspicious.

Anyway, before I feel too bad that husbands are eyed in cases like this, I’d have to know: When a married woman mysteriously vanishes or is murdered - how often is it the husband?


41 posted on 07/26/2013 4:46:49 PM PDT by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: B4Ranch

Another reason the English language needs another word so we can tell the difference between the singular and plural “you”. I like hearing “y’all” down south and in Texas, and “yunz” in PA Dutch country (Pittsburgh is more like “yinz”), but the “youse” of NY/NJ has come to sound low-class.


42 posted on 07/26/2013 4:52:24 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: B4Ranch

I hear you. My problem with “folks” is that it made its appearance in the news media right around the time Obama got elected. You’ll notice he uses the word a lot, I guess to sound earthy or something. It’s a clear case of the media aping their hero in my opinion.


43 posted on 07/26/2013 4:53:59 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: oh8eleven

Wow,thats terrible.Prayers for the family especially the little ones.


44 posted on 07/26/2013 5:01:52 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Ditter

Your brother is a lucky guy.


45 posted on 07/26/2013 5:02:52 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Irish Rose
Unfortunately, I don't know the exact percentage, but it often is the husband. But, that's cold comfort to any husband who is innocent and accused/ (or convicted)

It is very strange if he waited 4 years to report.

46 posted on 07/26/2013 5:06:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: napscoordinator; nickcarraway
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.

From the little I followed of the trial I probably would have found Peterson not guilty. I am pretty darn sure that he murdered his pregnant wife, but the hard evidence seemed very scant. You really couldn't use DNA, because of course a reason could be given for his wife's DNA to have been in their house and vehicles. The guy certainly came across as evil scum, but I didn't see the conclusive evidence.

47 posted on 07/26/2013 5:12:40 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
If you wanted to disappear, wouldn’t you choose New York? Los Angeles? Rio? And why would it take so long to find her?

Actually, it appears she made a pretty good choice.

48 posted on 07/26/2013 5:16:36 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The imposition of a duty on the importation of a commodity burdens the consumers. --Ludwig Von Mises)
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To: BuffaloJack

very sad.


49 posted on 07/26/2013 6:16:56 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Yardstick

I’ve used the word folks all of my life. I don’t know where I picked it up but I have been coast to coast and border to border. I don’t say boy and girls when I am speaking to the men and the ladies.


50 posted on 07/26/2013 8:20:19 PM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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