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Title: Johnson, Shanta M. July 19,1992
Description: South Carolina 3 YO


oldies4mari2004 - August 22, 2006 07:14 PM (GMT)
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/j/johnson_shanta.html

Shanta Marie Johnson


Left: Shanta, circa 1992;
Right: Age-progression at age 16 (circa 2005)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: July 19, 1992 from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: January 3, 1989
Age: 3 years old
Height and Weight: 3'0, 44 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair, brown eyes. Shanta may use the last name Reid.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A navy blue shirt, white shorts and white tennis shoes with blue trim.


Details of Disappearance

Shanta's adoptive mother, Susan M. Johnson, says she and Shanta visited Briarcliffe Mall in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on July 19, 1992. Susan told authorities that Shanta disappeared near the toy department of the K-Mart store inside the shopping center at approximately 3:30 p.m.
The K-Mart surveillance tapes showed Susan entering the store alone, which is inconsistent with her version of events. However, Susan has not been charged or publicly named as a suspect in her daughter's disappearance. Shanta's biological mother was in prison on a drug charge in 1992; she was interviewed by police but had no useful information. The child's case remains unsolved.

Susan and Shanta resided in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1992.



Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office
919-323-1500



Source Information
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
The State
The Sun News



Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

Last updated October 16, 2005; age-progression and details of disappearance updated.

monkalup - November 25, 2006 01:13 AM (GMT)
Shanta Marie Johnson
Missing since July 19, 1992 from Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina.
Classification: Non Family Abduction


Vital Statistics

Date Of Birth: January 3, 1989
Age at Time of Disappearance: 3 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 3' 0" - 91 cm; 44 lbs - 20 kg
Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Black hair; brown eyes.
Clothing: A navy blue shirt, white shorts and white tennis shoes with blue trim.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Shanta and her adoptive mother, Susan M. Johnson, visited Briarcliffe Mall in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on July 19, 1992. Susan told authorities that Shanta disappeared near the toy department of the K-Mart store inside the shopping center during the afternoon hours.
A review of store surveillance tapes showed that Johnson entered the store alone, investigators said.
No charges has been filed in Shanta's disappearance


Investigators
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina
Missing Persons Unit
919-323-1500


NCIC Number: M-780890095
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

monkalup - November 25, 2006 01:14 AM (GMT)

monkalup - May 6, 2007 08:01 PM (GMT)
http://www.miami.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline...cal/4201453.htm

Posted on Thu, Oct. 03, 2002

Disappearance of girl in 1992 still unresolved

By Tonya Root

The Sun News

It's been 10 years since Shanta Marie Johnson was reported missing from a Kmart department store near North Myrtle Beach.

Today she would be 13 years old, but the trail in her search is cold, police said.

"Once they get cold it's really difficult to do anything with the case," said Lt. Sam Pennica with the Columbus County (N.C.) Sheriff's Department.

Columbus County officials took over the investigation into Shanta's disappearance after Horry County officials ran out of leads.

The truth about Shanta's disappearance could remain a mystery forever unless someone comes forward with information about being involved or knows who was, Pennica said.

On July 19, 1992, Shanta's adoptive mother, Susan Johnson, told police the girl walked away from her inside the now-defunct Kmart in what is now Colonial Mall. Johnson and her adopted daughter, formerly Shanta Reid, were visiting from Cumberland County, N.C.

A review of store surveillance tapes showed that Johnson entered the store alone, investigators said.

No charges were ever filed in Shanta's disappearance, Pennica said. However, officials continue to offer a reward in the case.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 626-0306 or troot@thesunnews.com.

monkalup - January 15, 2011 01:55 AM (GMT)
http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/ser...earchLang=en_US

SHANTA MARIE JOHNSON Age Progression
Case Type: Lost, Injured, Missing
DOB: Jan 3, 1989 Sex: Female
Missing Date: Jul 19, 1992 Race: Black
Age Now: 22 Height: 3'0" (91 cm)
Missing City: MYRTLE BEACH Weight: 44 lbs (20 kg)
Missing State : SC Hair Color: Black
Missing Country: United States Eye Color: Brown
Case Number: NCMC776350
Circumstances: Shanta's photo is shown age-progressed to 18 years. She was last seen at a store in Briarcliffe Mall in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She was last wearing a navy blue shirt, white shorts, and white tennis shoes with a blue trim.

monkalup - January 15, 2011 02:01 AM (GMT)
I just don't understand why nothing has been done for this child. then or now.

monkalup - January 16, 2011 06:53 PM (GMT)
Horry County Police Department, SC
Captain Dale Buchanan
843-915-7965

Agency Case Number: 9224486

NCMEC #: NCMC776350

NCIC Number: M-780890095

mimi - May 1, 2011 02:27 AM (GMT)
http://www.thesunnews.com/2011/04/28/21251...-the-grand.html

Shanta Marie Johnson, missing since 1992

If Shanta Marie Johnson is still alive, she would have turned 22 this year. On July 19, 1992 she was just three-years-old. That was the last day that Shanta was ever seen. According to reports she and her adoptive mother went to the Briarcliffe Mall (now Myrtle Beach Mall) and were in K-Mart when Shanta disappeared near the toy section. Police reviewed the surveillance tapes and Shanta was not seen on the surveillance footage. Shanta's adoptive mother is on the videos, and she is seen entering K-Mart alone. Shanta tested positive for cocaine at birth and she was identified as a special needs child. Her biological mother was in prison at the time for drug charges. Her biological family was having a family reunion in Myrtle Beach at the time of her disappearence but they were all ruled out as suspects. Three years after Shanta went missing her adoptive mother was charged with child abuse. A nurse at Duke University Medical Center filed a police report stating that she believed that Shanta was being abused because of fearful behavior and injuries consistent with abuse. Shanta's babysitter reported Shanta having severe burns on her buttocks. Shanta told her babysitter that her adoptive mother was burning her with hot grease. Police believed that her adoptive mother was the prime suspect in a homicide. But to date her case remains open and unsolved.




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