David Johnson Mokelumne River — The body of missing journalist David Johnson has been found in the Mokelumne River according to statements from his family. 43 years old, Johnson, went missing on June 5.
The body of a California journalist was found at the bottom of the Mokelumne River, his family says. David John who worked for magazines such as the Motorcyclist, Car & Driver and other publications, went was last heard from on June 5th. Suspicions grew when his belongings were found in Mokelumne Hill, Calif., near the river two days later.
On June 8th, the authorities launched a search and rescue operation but the latter ended on Monday. “Prior to the discovery of the body, Sheriff’s Detectives pieced together circumstances and evidence which suggested that David Johnson may have entered the Mokelumne River and become the victim of accidental drowning,” a press release from the Calaveras sheriff office. The sheriff’s office also added that an autopsy will determine his cause of death.
According to police, the last known contact from Johnson, 43, was a selfie he texted a friend on the same day he went missing on Wednesday, June 5. By examining the picture, detectives were able to determine the location where it was taken. The picture also led them to Johnson’s motorcycle.
From there, trained K9’s were tracked Johnson’s scent to the Mokelumne River where his belongings were found.
No suspect has so far been named.