Erica Johnson, the 37 year old mother of two who went missing from Florida last year, has been found safe in Ohio, according to the Cape Coral police department.
No further details have been released at this time.
The Disappearance of Erica Johnson
Erica Ann Johnson was born on September 14, 1985. She is a divorced mother of two.
At the time of her disappearance, Johnson was renting a room near 621 Cape Coral Parkway East in Cape Coral, Florida. She worked as a housekeeper at Best Western Plus Beach Resort in Fort Myers Beach.
Johnson was originally from St. Louis, Missouri, and was known to frequent St. Peters and St. Charles.
On July 5, 2022, Erica Johnson left work at 4:30 pm and was dropped off by a coworker at a bus stop near the Bell Shop Towers shopping center in Fort Myers, Florida.
Johnson boarded a bus that afternoon and was later captured on surveillance camera getting off at the Cape Coral Transit Center bus station at 5:37 pm.
At 7:00 am on June 6, 2022, Johnson sent a text message to her ex-husband, saying she had to cancel plans to see their two children because she had to work.
On July 8, 2022, Johnson was seen again in the early morning hours at the Cape Coral Transit Center bus stop. Surveillance footage shows Johnson carrying bags, a bunny cage, and a traveling pillow when she boarded a bus at 5:21 am.
Johnson was last seen later that morning in Fort Myers, boarding a Greyhound bus en route to Tampa. Erica Ann Johnson hasn’t been heard from since.
On July 14, 2022, her family filed a missing person’s report with the Cape Coral Police Department when they couldn’t contact her.
Detectives were able to track Johnson to a Greyhound bus stop in Tampa on July 8, but it is unknown where she went from there. Calls to her phone went straight to voice mail.
Authorities found a small couch, a bin of clothes, a blue bicycle, and a backpack in Erica’s rented room. She was seen by neighbors carrying a black suitcase a week before her disappearance.
Johnson rarely used her cell phone and did not have a bank account or social media. She did not own a vehicle and relied on public transportation to get to and from her work place in Fort Myers.