Cassandra Johnston Wiki – Cassandra Johnston Biography
Cassandra Johnston vanished after leaving a friend’s home near downtown Philadelphia early in the morning on July 10 to return to her home in Bucks County, north of Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania police said Sunday they have found the body of a woman who matches the description of a Bucks County woman who disappeared last month.
The discovery came just a day after searchers found a silver 2016 Ford Focus belonging to Johnston, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
She was 26 years old.
Cassandra Johnston Missing
Johnston, 26, was last seen in the city’s Chinatown section July 10 and was the subject of an extensive missing person search since then.
Family members reported Johnston missing after returning home from a friend’s house located at 12th and Vine streets in Philadelphia.
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Police say Johnston was last seen driving a silver 2016 Ford Focus with Pennsylvania registration.
A break in the case came Saturday when investigators found Johnston’s car in a wooded area off Woodhaven Road, near Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia.
Johnston’s family had hired a private investigator tracing what would have been her most likely path home. That investigator had flown a chopper and discovered Johnston’s Ford Focus in a wooded area near a ramp off Roosevelt Boulevard and Woodhaven Road.
It’s still unclear how the car ended up in the woods. Chief Krimmel says it’s possible Johnston had trouble traveling around a curve.
“We believe she was ejected from the car through the sunroof. And the place where the car landed was 49 yards from the roadway to where her car landed. You couldn’t see it from the street or the air,” said Krimmel.
Authorities believe recent flooding in the area may have moved the body into the nearby creek. Investigators also believe recent tornadoes helped clear tree debris that made it impossible to spot the vehicle during early searches.
An autopsy will determine the identity of the body and the exact cause of death.