Janteyl Johnson, who was 15 and pregnant when she vanished on Feb. 3, 2010, would be 23, and her baby would be almost 8. There are still no named suspects and no arrests in Janteyl's disappearance. It's like she 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 Janteyl probably never planned to be gone this long. 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 coward-whoever he is- has never been inconvenienced. That person has never had to do much except decline to cooperate with investigators. Other than that, his life goes on.
There are so many questions. What else has the person responsible for Janteyl's disappearance been able to get away with by now? Was he the only person involved in her disappearance? If they could be in a different state, would the FBI get involved since this crosses state lines?
We know that (initially) the police focused on two investigative leads. One was a 27-year-old believed to be the baby's father. He refused to cooperate with investigators. The other is a 42-year-old man who was also in contact with Janteyl the day she disappeared. This information is solid as a rock and confirmed with multiple sources. Then there's the third guy, but not much is known about him.
Both of these much older men were in contact with Janteyl the day she vanished. Of course, there's always a possibility that something else happened altogether. Maybe she left with someone else. 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.
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Emmy Award winning reporter Claudia Rivero.