Authorities searching for missing Westville woman

Cynthia Katrice Johnson

Cynthia Katrice Johnson

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Published: Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 04:38 PM.

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

The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a woman walking on the bridge at about 8:40 p.m. 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 be hers 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 also has been unable to contact her since yesterday evening.


The Holmes, Washington and Walton County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have been searching the area and following any available leads to Johnson’s whereabouts.
If you have any information regarding the location of Cynthia Katrice Johnson, call the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office at 547-4421 or contact your local law enforcement agency.

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