Akwesasne police asking for public's help to find second missing man
AKWESASNE -- The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing community member.
Donald “Do” Johnson was last seen on the afternoon of Friday, February 9 in St. Regis, Quebec.Johnson was believed to be wearing a dark green jacket and blue jeans. He is 31 years old, approximate height of 5’2” and approximately 165 lbs. He has black hair worn short and has a dark complexion. He has a paralyzed left arm, police said.
Police say they learned from the investigation that John was not the type to go anywhere for any length of time and would always return home each day. He did not tell anyone where he was going and has not been in contact with anyone since Friday.
Akwesasne Mohawk Police officials say they encourage anyone with any information that could identify his whereabouts to contact police immediately.
“At this point, we do not believe that his disappearance is suspicious, but there is a great concern for us to confirm his safety,” Detective Sergeant Kariwate Mitchell, who is overseeing the investigation, said in a news release. “It is very unlike him to not be in touch with anyone.”
The Criminal Investigation Unit of the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service is also still looking for information into the investigation of Kenny Leaf who was reported missing on Jan. 22. Leaf, 50, had not been seen by family members since the weekend of Jan. 13. Police are asking anyone who have not been spoken to by investigators and would have had contact with him on the weekend of Jan. 14, 2018 to come forward.
Mitchell is hoping that someone with knowledge from direct communication with Leaf will step forward.
“We are looking for first-hand knowledge, whether you spoke to him in person, phone or social media and you haven’t spoken to the police yet, please contact us,” Mitchell said in the release.
The Hogansburg Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department conducted a search in the Snye Chanel and parts of the frozen St. Lawrence River after this missing person report was filed. However, according to police, there was no confirmed information that Leaf had fallen into the ice.
"Taking into consideration that it was a possibility for this time of year, the search and rescue team of our local Fire Department was performing due diligence and conducted a general search,” Mitchell said. “We are looking at all possibilities. If you have any information and would prefer to remain anonymous, anyone can call Crime Stoppers and leave a small tip or detailed information.”
The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service is asking anyone with any information that could assist in the on-going missing persons investigations to call and request to speak with an officer. Anyone with information related to these cases can call 613-575-2000.