The Doe Network:
Case File 269DFTX


Ara Denise Johnson
Missing since April 2, 1986 from Big Sandy, Upshur County, Texas.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Johnson was last seen in her bedroom of her mother's home in Big Sandy, Texas on April 2, 1986 at approximately 01:00.

Investigators responding to the family's pleas for help found the door of the family's mobile home standing open and the child's orange bedspread missing. There was no forced entry, no subjects were developed and there was no indication there were any strangers around.

Investigators have always believed the person responsible knew the girl's family and their habits.

If you have any information concerning Johnson's whereabouts, please contact:
Upshur County Sheriff's Office
Detective Wayne Young

You may remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency.

Agency Case Number: 8704-04

NCMEC #: NCMC601780

NCIC Number:
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Texas Missing Persons Clearinghouse
NamUs MP#6227

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