The images on the bottom are pictures of Henry Lee Harbison. The image on the far right has been age-progressed to an unknown age.
Name: Freda Loretta Denman
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: November 10, 1974
Location Last Seen: Independence, Jackson County, Missouri
Date of Birth: November 7, 1947
Age: 27 years old
Weight: 130 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Slim build, Freda has a dental plate
Fingerprints: Not Available
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Freda Loretta Denman disappeared together with her daughter, Sheri Lynn Johnson and son Michael Lloyd Johnson . Their father has not been seen either since that time. The family went missing in November 1974, but the landlord did not report them missing until March 1975.
The police found Freda's clothes in the closet; while her husband's and children's clothes were missing. Blood was found on a cushion in the home, but the tests were inconclusive.
Denman's husband Henry Lee Harbison aka Henry Johnson has an extensive criminal background and uses several aliases. Henry had affiliations with members of the "Church of the New Song" who claim the family was murdered. The Denman family believes that Freda was killed and the children were given away.
The Independence police investigated it as a missing person's case. At the same time, the FBI was looking for Henry. Independence closed their case, assuming the FBI would pick up where they left off, but that didn't happen and the case remains unsolved.
In 2004, the police reopened the investigation in the disappearances.
Agency Name: Independence Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Tim Holiman
Agency Phone Number: 816-325-7337
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 75-005671
NCIC Case Number: M-654330043
NamUs Case Number: 10403
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Added: 7/30/11 ; Last Updated: 11/22/17
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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.