It’s been 41 years since nurse June Ann Johnson was last seen when she was dropped off at a hotel but Prince Albert Police haven’t stopped searching.
Johnson was 34 when she was dropped off at the Marlboro Hotel in Prince Albert on Aug. 3, 1979, by a family friend and she disappeared without a trace.
Prince Albert Police have renewed a call for tips the public.
“We wanted to highlight the case in the hopes that someone will come forward,” said Charlene Tebbutt, Public Relations and Media Coordinator for Prince Albert Police Service in a phone interview Aug. 10.
In November 2010 Prince Albert Police searched a property in a wooded area on the north side of the North Saskatchewan River near Prince Albert. Police excavated a piece of land in Little Red River Park. The area had the foundation of where a house once stood. Tebbutt wouldn’t say what the police were looking for, whether it was for evidence or human remains, only that police “felt it had a connection” back then.
From 1940-2019 Saskatchewan has had a total of 134 unsolved missing person files. Of the 134, 71 were Caucasian, 61 Aboriginal and two were from a visible minority.
If anyone has information that could help the police investigation they are urged to call Prince Albert Police Service at (306) 953-4222, or Crime Stoppers at (306) 953-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-222-8477.
Story updated Aug. 12, 9:22 a.m. to add that Johnson was dropped off at the hotel by a family friend.