The Doe Network: Case File 739DFCA
The Doe Network:
Case File 739DFCA


Adrianne Gilliam
Missing since June 22, 1979 from San Jose, Santa Clara County, California.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: April 20, 1960
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'8"; 110 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair.
  • Dentals: Not Available
  • AKA: Adrianne Johnson (this name is used in NCIC).

  • Circumstances of Disappearance
    Gilliam met Gary Neal Johnson while hitchhiking in San Jose, California in 1977.
    Gilliam was employed in a hospital and earned her GED (General Education Development) and her California Nurse's Aide license. She and Johnson moved into an apartment together when their finances allowed it.
    Gilliam had been employed at a registry as a nurse's aide for three weeks on June 22, 1979. She was sent home from work on that day when she failed to arrive in her uniform. According to Johnson, Gilliam was last seen returning to their residence and disappeared. She has never been seen again.
    Several of Gilliam's family members testified that they believed Johnson was responsible for her death. He was convicted of her murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
    Johnson maintains his innocence. Gilliam's body has never been located.

    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Jose Police Department

    Agency Case Number: 79-1749541

    NCIC Number:

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

    Source Information:
    Gary Johnson's Website

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