Janteyl Johnson, who was 15 and pregnant when she vanished on Feb. 3, 2010, would be 23 by now; her baby would be almost 8. What happened to them remains a mystery. There are still no named suspects and no arrests in connection with Janteyl's disappearance. It's as if this young girl fell off the face of the earth never to be seen or heard from again.
Although Janteyl did have a history of running away, it's clear—based on all the information we've gathered over the years— that if Janteyl did leave on her own, it wasn't with the intention of never coming back to her family. It makes no sense. It's absurd to think that a 15-year-old pregnant teen could pull that off, on her own, for this long.
It's safe to say that something else happened, and the older man investigators believe she may have left with is out there somewhere. That person has never been inconvenienced. That person has never had to do much except decline to cooperate with investigators and refuse to take lie detector tests. Other than that, his life goes on.
This raises many questions. What else has the person responsible for Janteyl's disappearance been able to get away with? Was only one person involved in her disappearance? If investigators believe the older man and Janteyl could be in Delaware or Pennsylvania, would the FBI get involved since this crosses state lines?
What we do know for sure is that (initially) the police focused on two investigative leads. One—a 27-year-old believed to be the baby's father—refused to cooperate with investigators. The other is an even older man who was also in contact with Janteyl the very day she disappeared. This information is solid as a rock and confirmed with multiple sources.
Both of these much older men had connections to a 15-year-old pregnant girl who disappeared and has yet to be found. Of course, there's always a possibility that something else happened altogether. Anything is possible.
But even though there have been many twists and turns over the last eight years — especially over the last 9 months — at the end of the day, the case remains unsolved.
Anyone with information on the disappearance of Janteyl Johnson is urged to contact
1-800-THE-LOST or NCCPD at 302-395-8171.