Authorities search for missing Westville woman

Published: Monday, January 13, 2014 at 10:29 AM.

BONIFAY — The Holmes County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing woman last seen walking on the Choctawhatchee Bridge on Highway 90 on Saturday.

The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a woman walking on the Choctawhatchee River Bridge on U.S Highway 90 at about 8:40 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Witnesses reported that the woman had been walking back and forth on the bridge for an extended period of time. When deputies arrived, they were unable to locate the woman. However, they found some personal items believed to have belonged to her on top of the National Weather Service river reading box affixed to the bridge. 

Deputies also discovered a vehicle at the Holmes County end of the bridge belonging to 26 year-old Cynthia Katrice Johnson of Westville. 

There are no indications the vehicle was disabled and Johnson’s personal items were found in the vehicle, according to the release. Deputies then contacted Johnson’s family, who has also been unable to contact her since Saturday evening. 

The Holmes, Washington and Walton County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have been searching the area and any following any available leads to Johnson’s whereabouts. 

If you have any information regarding the location of Cynthia Katrice Johnson, please contact the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office at 547-4421 or your local law enforcement agency.



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