Johnson reported missing Family issues reward

A 38-year-old Vian man has been reported missing by his family, who has also offered a reward to information leading to his safe return.

Vian Police Chief Mark Fisher said David W. Johnson, Jr., also known as DJ, was last seen on Saturday, Aug. 31.

“He went to his dad's residence in Vian at about 9 p.m. and was last seen leaving there at around 9:30 p.m.,” Fisher said. “No one has reportedly seen him since then and his family said it's just not in his character to not return home.”

David Johnson, Sr. said he and his son did some errands earlier, and DJ then took a shower and changed his clothes.

“I saw him outside smoking and then he left,” David Johnson, Sr. said. “The last time I saw him he was walking down Hunter Street.”

Since then, Johnson said he has called everyone he knows, searching for DJ.

“Gary Wright told me he saw him about an hour to an hour and a half later walking,” he said. “We've called all the hospitals, jails, any place that we thought he might go – but no one has seen him. It's just not like him to be gone this long.”

Johnson said DJ suffers from schizophrenia and is bipolar and does not take his medication regularly.

“He's very intelligent and can be very well-spoken at times,” he said. “Some may not even notice that he has mental illness.”

Fisher said DJ Johnson is described as a caucasian/Native American male with dark brown hair that is thinning on the top, is 5'11 and weighs around 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white to light grey T-shirt, faded blue jeans and black Crocs.

“He usually wears the same type of colored clothing.” Johnson said. “We just ask that if anyone sees him or knows where he's at, to please contact the police department or one of his family members. We all hope and pray he is okay and hopefully with someone. He won't get in a vehicle with someone he doesn't know.”

Fisher said if anyone has seen or talked to DJ Johnson or knows his whereabouts, they are asked to contact the Vian Police Department immediately at 918-773-5724. Fisher said DJ Johnson has been entered as missing into NCIC.

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