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Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention.

NewsOne has partnered with the Black and Missing Foundation and TV One to focus on the crisis of missing African Americans.

To be a part of the solution, NewsOne will profile a missing person weekly and provide tips about how to keep your loved ones safe and what to do if someone goes missing, while TV One‘s newest show, “Find Our Missing,” hosted by award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson, tells these stories in visual form.


Janteyl Johnson missingJanteyl Johnson

Case Type: Endangered

DOB: September 8, 1994

Missing Date: February 3, 2010

Age Now: 17

Missing City: Newark

Missing State: Delaware

Case Number: 10012571


Race: Black

Complexion: Dark

Height: 5’2″

Weight: 120

Hair Color: Brown

Hair Length: Medium

Eye Color: Brown

Wear Glasses or Contacts: Yes

Location Last Seen: 35 Winterhaven Drive near 896 in Newark, DE

Circumstances of Disappearance: Janteyl was last seen at her home in Newark, DE. She was 5 months pregnant at the time she disappeared. Her brother was supposed to pick her up at the family’s apartment. When he arrived, he found the door unlocked and no one home. Janteyl may have been in the company of an adult male. Her mother, Kima Johnson, says she was talking to her daughter by phone one hour and she had disappeared the next hour when she called back. “It’s hard not knowing where she is and how she is,” Johnson told NBC Philadelphia.

Last Seen Wearing: Short black ski jacket with fur around the hood

Identifying Marks or Characteristics: Scar under bottom lip on her chin

If you have information about Janteyl Johnson, please contact the Black and Missing Foundation’s Tip Line.

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