The Doe Network:
Case File 178DMUT


Michael Guy Johnston
Missing since July 22, 1981 from Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah.
Classification: Endangered Missing

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Circumstances of Disappearance
Johnston was last seen at his girlfriend's apartment in Brigham City, Utah on July 22, 1981.

A witness told authorities that Johnston was involved in a physical altercation with Rudy Matthew Rebeterano inside the residence during the day. The witness left the apartment when the fight began, but saw Rebeterano carry out a bundle wrapped in bed sheets shortly afterward. Rebeterano placed the bundle inside of the trunk of his 1972 Ford Torino and proceeded to drive down Main Street in Brigham City.

His vehicle was located the same day. Some of Johnston's personal belongings were inside of the trunk, along with a large amount of blood. Johnston has never been seen again.
Rebeterano was convicted of Johnston's murder and has been released from prison. Authorities are continuing to search for Johnston's remains.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Brigham City Police Department

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