Police Department

Missing Person Located

Independence Police Department

223 N. Memorial Drive

Independence, MO 64050-3013

Public Information Office

Officer Tom Gentry

(816) 325-7258


News Release


For immediate release:  April 23, 2015


Missing Person Located


Montel Johnson, 18 yrs old, of Independence, MO, who was reported missing since 6:30 p.m. this date has been found and appears to be in good condition. 


 Montel Johnson

At approximately 12:45 a.m. a clerk at a local Quik Trip called Independence Police to report he thought the missing young man might be in his store. The police officers responded and confirmed that it was Montel. His family was called to respond to the Quik Trip, and Montel was reunited with them. Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word in the social media and also to all of the local broadcast media who alerted the public.