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MT LAURA JOHNSON: Missing from Billings, MT - 4 Sept 2018 - Age 49 *ARREST*

Discussion in 'Missing 2015 to Present' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Family searching for Billings woman they say is missing

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    The son of a Billings woman is reaching out to the community to help locate his mother who went missing three weeks ago.

    Laura Johnson, 49, hasn’t been heard or seen from since Sept. 4, according to her son, Jonathon Johnson.

    The Billings Police Department has been in contact with Johnson’s family for weeks but has not opened an active missing person case. The department has assigned a detective to the case, Lt. Brandon Wooley told Q2 News Tuesday.

    Jonathon Johnson, who lives in Vancouver, Wash., took to Facebook a week ago to spread the word about his missing mother. The post was shared over 5,000 times in the span of 24 hours.

    In his post, he also stated his mother was involved in an abusive relationship. He also confirmed his mother has a history of drug addiction.

    “We aren’t from around there, so I just wanted to reach out to people and see if maybe somebody has seen her,” said Jonathon Johnson.

    Johnson said his mother recently moved to Billings from Nevada with her boyfriend and found a job at Papa John’s as a driver. However, she hasn’t shown up her job in recent weeks, he said.

    He said his family stays in contact, his mother is active almost every day on social media, and none of his four brothers have spoken to her, which he said is unusual.

    Q2 reached out to officials in Clark County, Washington, where Jonathon Johnson said he filed a missing person report with police there.

    According to information obtained by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Laura Johnson also sometimes goes by the name of Laura Braaten. Sgt Brent Waddell said Laura’s phone pinged to a location in the Salmon Creek, Wash., area where there is a methadone clinic.“

    There is nothing that jumps out as “alarming” in this case, particularly because Johnson is an adult and can disappear if she chooses, Waddell said.

    “Unfortunately people with addiction issues, heroin issues, those people tend to do whatever it takes to fulfill their needs. It’s not uncommon for them to disappear for days or weeks at a time,” said Waddell.

    Waddell also said there was nothing in the missing person’s report filed in Clark County about an abusive boyfriend.

    However, that is something that Laura Johnson’s son Jonathan maintains is a concern when it comes to his mother. And because of that, Wooley said Billings police will continue to collect interviews from family members and witnesses in order to come to a conclusion on the case.

    “Based so far on what officers have learned she doesn’t meet the criteria for missing person classification,” Lt. Wooley said in an email on Thursday, Sept 27.

    By Tuesday, Oct 2, Lt Wooley had the same message for Q2 News.

    “We are all worried about her and I’m just hoping somebody sees her and she’s safe,” said Jonathon Johnson.

    Her son said Laura Johnson is described as being 5’4″ about 140 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. If you see her, call the police.



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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Billings police issue alert for missing woman, call disappearance ‘suspicious’

    The Billings Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating a Billings woman who went missing in September.

    The family of 49-year-old Laura Johnson took to Facebook to ask for help in locating her last month. The original post was shared thousands of times in just the span of hours.

    In a Tuesday press release, Billings police said officers are aware of the active social media posts surrounding this case but are unable to provide additional details because of the ongoing investigation.

    At this time, investigators believe Johnson’s disappearance occurred under suspicious circumstances.

    She was last confirmed to be seen on Sept. 13 in Billings and was is classified as missing out of Washington state on Sept. 28. On Friday night, a police crime scene vehicle was seen at her Billings residence, but police did not release specific information on what they discovered there.


    Billings woman disappeared 'under suspicious circumstances,' police say

    A woman last seen in September may have disappeared "under suspicious circumstances," according to a press release issued Tuesday afternoon by the Billings Police Department.

    The last confirmed sighting of Laura Johnson, 49, occurred Sept. 13 in Billings, according to the release. She was listed as missing out of Washington state on Sept. 28, the release says. Shared databases and information sources between police departments ensure that Johnson's name will come back as missing should she be found by a law enforcement agency inside or outside of Washington, BPD Lt. Brandon Wooley said.

    Citing the ongoing nature of the investigation, Wooley declined to offer any more information about where Johnson was last seen, other than to say it was in the Billings area.

    Anyone with information about Johnson's location or suspicious activity "on or around" Sept. 13 is asked to contact the police department's investigations division at 406-657-8473.

    The BPD crime scene investigations van was parked in front of a Heights property Friday night on the 300 block of Windsor Circle South and investigators could be seen on the property. Speaking on scene, Sgt. Shane Shelden said they believed the trailer home was Johnson's home in Billings.

    Shelden said police activity on the property was related to a "continued investigation" stemming from Johnson's status as a missing person. Police arrived at about 7 p.m. that night and departed the area sometime around midnight.

    Last week, Wooley said BPD investigators had pinged the location of Johnson's cellphone to Washington state and had yet to find evidence she was in danger.

    Tuesday's press release referenced BPD's awareness of social media posts related to Johnson's disappearance. "The BPD is aware of active social media posts surrounding this case and is unable to provide additional details as there is an active and ongoing investigation," the release says.

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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Police ask for more help finding Billings woman, identify pickup of interest

    Police investigating a woman's disappearance are asking for more information about a white pickup of interest, according to a Tuesday press release.

    Police are now asking people to come forward and speak with them if they saw a specific pickup truck south of Laurel in the evening Sept. 14 or during the day Sept. 15.

    The truck is a 2012 white Chevrolet Silverado crew cab pickup and "is of interest in the disappearance of Laura Johnson," according to the press release.

    A black and white photo of the pickup was published Tuesday afternoon in the press release issued by the Billings Police Department.

    "Investigators have already identified the vehicle and are just looking for where it may have been on those dates," the release says.

    Anyone who may have seen the pickup south of Laurel during the specified times is asked to call the BPD Investigations Division at 406-657-8473.

    The BPD crime scene investigations van was parked in front of a Heights property the night of Oct. 5 on the 300 block of Windsor Circle South and investigators could be seen on the property. Speaking on scene, Sgt. Shane Shelden said they believed the trailer home was Johnson's home in Billings.



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  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Billings police again ask for public's help tracking truck in search for missing woman

    The Billings Police Department is again asking for the public's help in tracking the movements of a white pickup truck they believe is related to the disappearance of a Billings woman.

    The most recent request for the public's assistance asks for information about the truck's whereabouts in areas police had not previously disclosed as of interest to their ongoing investigation.

    The vehicle, a white 2012 Chevrolet Silverado crew cab pickup with "ADH Architectural Doors & Hardware" written on the side, is in police possession, according to a press release issued Friday afternoon by BPD Lt. Brandon Wooley.

    Investigators are asking members of the public to speak with them if they saw the pickup of interest on Sept. 15 between 9:10 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. east of Billings.

    In addition to people who may have seen the truck, police investigators are also asking "businesses and individuals who may have surveillance cameras on that date, that specifically capture roads leading in and out of these areas, to please review footage and contact us with anything potentially relevant to the investigation," the release says.


    Police said the vehicle has already been identified and is in their possession.

  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Montana police seek information on truck connected to Laura Johnson’s disappearance

    In the spring of 2018, Laura Johnson was living in Henderson, Nevada with her boyfriend Gregory Scott Green. According to Laura’s sons, she’d raised her five children in Vancouver, Washington but had moved south after separating from their father a few years ago.

    Around the end of spring, though, Laura, 49, decided to go and live with her sister in Spokane for a while.

    “She was unhappy with the relationship and left,” Laura’s son Stephen Johnson told Dateline. “Meanwhile, [her boyfriend] had moved to Billings, Montana. So, in the beginning of August, she joined him in Billings.”

    Stephen, Justin, and Jonathan Johnson, the three of Laura’s five sons with whom Dateline spoke, said they didn’t talk to their mother too regularly, so they didn’t think anything was abnormal when the latter half of September went by without any word from their mother.

    “We’ve talked throughout the years,” Laura’s eldest son Justin told Dateline. “Mostly just saying, ‘Hey, how’s it going?’ Just keeping a relationship.”

    But on September 28, one of Laura’s sons grew suspicious when not one of the five sons had heard from their mother in weeks. Sergeant Brent Waddell of Washington’s Clark County Sheriff’s Office told Dateline his deputies received a call that day saying Laura was missing.

    “Our patrol deputy called [Laura’s boyfriend] Mr. Green in Montana and had a conversation with him,” Sgt. Waddell told Dateline. “[Green] relayed that [Laura] was depressed and didn’t come home one day, but he didn’t call 911 because she had left before.”

    Sergeant Waddell said the Clark County patrol deputy then transferred the information to the Billings Police Department, which proceeded to conduct a welfare check for Laura.

    “We checked her work, house, and other locations she may have been,” Lieutenant Brandon Wooley of the Billings Police Department told Dateline. “They did not locate her and that’s when we started to develop information that she was last seen in Billings.”

    Lieutenant Wooley could not comment to Dateline on whether Laura’s boyfriend Green was home when they conducted the welfare check, but said that, through subsequent investigative efforts, authorities have determined Laura was last seen in Billings on September 13, 2018. He declined to comment on the specifics of where she was last seen, or by whom.

    At the news of his mother’s disappearance, Laura’s son Stephen and his girlfriend drove to Billings to talk to Laura’s boyfriend.

    “He was very calm. I wasn’t as calm,” Stephen said. “His story was very much that he came home one day and she was gone.”

    Dateline was unable to reach Gregory Green for comment.

    Police say they soon received new information that led to a search warrant on the home Laura and Gregory Green shared, as well as a search warrant on Green’s employer-provided truck.

    “Investigators have received new information and are looking for anyone who may have witnessed this truck east of Billings on September 15th between the hours of 9:10 am and 2:45 pm,” a Billings Police Department Facebook postsaid. “Areas of interest include the Shepherd, Huntley, Worden, Pompey’s Pillar and possibly Custer. The vehicle is a 2012 white Chevrolet Silverado crew cab pickup and is of interest in the disappearance of Laura Johnson.”

    “As a result of the search warrant, we believe there is foul play in her disappearance.” Lt. Wooley told Dateline. He declined to comment on the specifics of what led to that determination.

    Lieutenant Wooley added that Laura’s boyfriend has been interviewed by authorities. Gregory Scott Green has not been named a suspect in Laura’s disappearance. Laura’s son Stephen says Green has moved back to Nevada since Laura disappeared.

    Authorities say their priority is finding out where the aforementioned truck, which is now is in police possession, was on September 15.

    “We are looking for anybody in the area who remembers saying, ‘Oh, that’s odd. That pickup shouldn’t be there.’ Or maybe they saw it driving around one area repeatedly,” he said. “Anything that stuck out as unusual to somebody, we want to know. Any information at this point will help us get along and figure out where that vehicle was.”

    Laura’s case is listed as a missing persons investigation, but authorities reiterated to Dateline that they believe Laura met with foul play. Laura’s sons are under the same belief.

    “We’re very much acting under the assumption that my mother’s life was taken that night,” Stephen told Dateline. “It’s abnormal for her to go off the map. I believe the main reason we’re trying to get the story out at this point, is to find out where she is.”


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    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Man charged with murder in case of missing Billings woman

    Billings Police say a man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Laura Johnson from Billings last fall.

    On Wednesday Gregory Scott Green, 53, of Henderson, Nevada, was arrested in Henderson on charges of deliberate homicide. Johnson was last seen alive in Billings on Sept. 13, 2018. Her body still hasn't been found.

    During a search of Johnson and Green’s house on Oct. 3, police noted that the house was very clean. A search through Green’s cellphone showed two text messages from Green to Johnson on Sept. 15. The first read “You left again i see where to now.” The second read, “I hope your happy with your new guy, maybe you both will do harion together DOPERS.” A neighbor of Green told police he heard them fighting a few days before her disappearance.

    The next day police watched video taken on Sept. 14 in front of Green's house. It showed Green carrying a heavy object wrapped in a red blanket out of his garage. The object looked like it was a body. He put the heavy object inside the rear passenger seat of his white ADH truck, charges allege. He also loaded two red suitcases and a shovel. He then started a fire and burned something near his truck.

    He left and then returned about three hours later, court documents state.

    A few weeks later, video footage from neighbors, businesses around town, and eyewitnesses determined where he'd been on Sept. 14. Green left his house for more than three hours, and drove from Billings to a rural area south of Laurel. On Sept. 15, location data from Green’s phone found him in the area of Pompey’s Pillar. Police said video from that day showed him leaving his house in his white truck loaded with several white bags, several dark bags, a white box and a shovel.

    In a second search of Green’s house on Oct. 5 detectives found the carpeting in one of the bedrooms had been replaced. Green had bought carpeting from Home Depot on Sept. 18.

    The next day police searched Green’s truck. They found two reddish brown stains on the edge of the driver’s side rear door. The spots were found near the weather stripping seal of the door. The seal would have protected the stains from being washed if the door was closed. Later DNA testing of the blood stains in comparison to Johnson’s biological parents showed it was “112 quadrillion times” more likely to be Johnson’s blood than another’s, according to court documents.

    They are requesting the public to be on the lookout for potential burial sites, ground disturbances and any evidence of two red rectangular suitcases. Anyone with information is asked to call the Billings Police at (406) 657-8473.


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  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Police offering $1,000 reward for information on missing Billings woman’s remains

    Police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to recovering the remains of Laura Johnson, a Billings woman missing since last fall.

    Billings Police Lt. Brandon Wooley wrote in a Tuesday tweet the police are seeking assistance from the public and landowners in areas south of Laurel and east of Billings in the Shepherd, Worden and Huntley areas.

    Last month, police arrested a Nevada man, Gregg Green, on suspicion of deliberate homicide of Johnson.

    Police said they had footage of Green, who was living with Johnson at the time, carrying a heavy object that appeared to be a body from his home on Sept. 14.

    Detectives seized Green’s truck and said they found blood. It tested as a high probability as belonging to Johnson.

    Call the Investigations Division at 406-657-8473 with any information.

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    I hope all of his friends have come forward with ideas on any remote areas that this guy is familiar with.
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  11. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Billings murder defendant arrested in Nevada, returned to Yellowstone County

    A man arrested in Nevada two months ago in the case of a missing Billings woman believed to have been murdered has been returned to Billings.

    Yellowstone County jail records show Gregory Scott Green was booked into the jail on Sunday on a charge of deliberate homicide.

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  12. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Man denies homicide charge in case of missing girlfriend

    A Nevada man has pleaded not guilty to deliberate homicide in the suspected death of his girlfriend, who was last seen in Montana in September 2018.

    The body of 49-year-old Laura Johnson has not been found.

    The Billings Gazette reports 54-year-old Gregory Scott Green entered his plea Tuesday in District Court in Billings. He is being held in the Yellowstone County jail with his bail set at $250,000.

    Prosecutors say a neighbor's home surveillance camera shows Green carrying an object that looked like a body wrapped in a blanket out of his garage and loading it into his work truck on Sept. 14, 2018 — a day after Johnson was last seen alive.

    Police have asked landowners around Laurel, Shepherd, Worden and Huntley to help search for her remains.

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