FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Fort Worth Police have suspended their formal search for missing 25-year-old Typhenie Johnson until they develop new leads, but friends and family continued to cover as much area as possible Saturday.
After the sun went down they gathered for a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the missing woman. Saturday was an emotional day for family members that started with a news conference, then renewed search efforts, and finally a vigil at Post Oak Village Park, all to reinforce the message that they are not giving up.
Loved ones gathered at the end of a long day of searching for Typhenie Johnson to light candles and to say a prayer. Earlier in the day family members gathered to ask for the public’s help finding the 25-year-old who was last seen Monday night with her ex-boyfriend Christopher Revill.
Since police arrested Revill on Tuesday for suspicion of kidnapping, investigators learned another of his ex-girlfriends, Taalibah Islam disappeared 10 years ago under similar circumstances.
“That case was never closed, so any leads that we can obtain through this investigation that we can tie into that investigation will be useful in hopefully closing that case,” Fort Worth Police Officer Marc Povero said.
For now, the focus remains finding Johnson, but even her mother feels for another family grieving.
“And even though it’s a hard and difficult time for us, if there’s any good that would come out of this besides bringing her home, it’s that we could bring some closure to the Islam family,” Deborah Johnson Strub said.
At the vigil, Johnson’s brother thanked supporters, many strangers to his family who volunteered to help, and he vowed to remain hopeful.
“We’re not done. It’s not going to end until we find her,” Asher Johnson said.
The family is asking anyone who wants to help with search efforts to meet Sunday at 11am at the Valero on Trinity Blvd west of Highway-360, and they will split up into groups to cover more ground.
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