Deputies searching for missing 80-year-old
KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WOLO) — Kershaw County deputies are searching for an 80-year-old man who is said to be in the early stages of dementia. Henry Johnson was reported missing by his family on Monday deputies say. Johnson’s granddaughter, Kimberly Johnson told ABC Columbia that she received several calls from him Monday saying that his truck was stuck in a ditch somewhere near Winnsboro, and that he was lost. Johnson said she tried to get her grandfather to hang up the phone and call 9-1-1, but she says she doesn’t think he heeded her advice. Authorities say Johnson was last seen driving a silver 2004 Toyota Tundra. He’s listed as 5 feet 6 inches tall and is 195 pounds. Johnson said her grandfather was last seen wearing dark colored slacks, a long sleeve black sweater with a red strip across the chest and grey diabetic shoes. The family continues to call and text his phone hoping that someone will answer, Johnson said. “He has diabetes and is in need of medical attention,” Johnson said. “We are praying for his safe return.” The family tells ABC Columbia they have searched the areas near Hwy 34 and Hwy 1 in Fairfield county where Johnson said he believed he was. Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com. You can also text information in by texting “TIPSC” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.