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The images on top to the right have been age-progressed to 34 and 40 years. 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: Sheri Lynn Johnson
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: November 10, 1974
Location Last Seen: Independence, Jackson County, Missouri

Physical Description

Date of Birth: September 21, 1970
Age: 4 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 3'6"
Weight: 40 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Nickname/Alias: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown

Identifiers

Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

p>Sheri Lynn Johnson disappeared together with her mother, Freda Denman and brother 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.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Independence Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Sergeant Carl Perry
Agency Phone Number: 816-325-7278
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 75005671

Agency Name: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Agency Contact Person: Special Agent Rick Weiler
Agency Phone Number: (816) 512-8200
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: OCA: 7A-KC-87308

NCIC Case Number: M-894329418
NamUs Case Number: 6233
NCMEC Case Number: 959565

Information Source(s)

NamUs
NCMEC
Fox News 4

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 11/22/17


Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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