Coalition announces event to raise awareness about missing man

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Monday, the Find Morgan Johnson Coalition announced a special event designed to raise awareness about a missing Plainfield man.

Missing Morgan Johnson Awareness Day has been scheduled for Sunday, August 28. It will be held from 2-6 p.m. at Deming Park in Terre Haute.

Morgan Johnson, a Terre Haute native, was last seen leaving his room at the Value Place Motel on Gateway Drive May 18. His family said Johnson has seizures but they don’t think he has any medication with him. A silver alert was issued shortly after his disappearance.

The awareness day will feature a welcome from Mayor Duke Bennett, a child’s bounce house, karaoke, food and games. A celebrity dunking booth will feature Terre Haute officials including Mayor Duke Bennett, Police Chief John Plasse and Fire Chief Jeff Fisher, among others.

The event is being sponsored by the Find Morgan Johnson Facebook Friends and Find Morgan Johnson Coalition.

Johnson told his employer that he was leaving town to attend a funeral. His mother called police after she realized he did not make the trip and after she could not reach him on his phone.

Johnson has not made any phone calls on his cell phone or made any financial transactions.

The 27-year-old drives a white 1995 Pontiac Grand Am, license plate # JS1830. It is believed that he left his room at the Motel and got into his car around 11:45 p.m. the night of his disappearance.

His parent’s have offered a $2,000 reward for any new information leading to Johnson’s discovery.

Anyone with information on Morgan Johnson’s whereabouts should call the Plainfield Police Department at 317-839-2566.