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Awareness day for missing man scheduled

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

TERRE HAUTE -- Missing Morgan Johnson Awareness Day has been scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.

The event will take place at Deming Park, the Larrison Pavilion, from 2-6 p.m.

The day's program includes a welcome and proclamation by Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett, a children's bounce house, Karaoke, food and games.

Morgan's uncle, John Whitehead, will sing an original tribute, "Morgan Johnson is His Name."

A celebrity dunking booth, open all day, will feature such notables as Bennett, Police Chief John Plasse, Fire Chief Jeff Fisher, Prosecutor Terry Modesitt and several local media personalities.

The Morgan Johnson Awareness Day, sponsored jointly by the Find Morgan Johnson Facebook Friends and the Find Morgan Johnson Coalition, was developed to raise awareness about a young Indiana adult male, Morgan M. Johnson, 27, who has been missing from his Plainfield home since May 18.

Missing Morgan Johnson buttons and T-shirts will also be sold at the event to raise search funds.

Morgan Johnson, a native of Terre Haute, graduated from Terre Haute North High School in 2002 and was last seen leaving his residence at the Value Place Motel Extended Stay in Plainfield, on the night of May 18, 2011. Johnson was last seen wearing blue jeans, a sweater and a black leather jacket. Morgan suffers from a seizure disorder that is managed by his medicine.

On Thursday, June 16, Plainfield police issued a Silver Alert for Morgan, whom police think may be in danger, unable to communicate and in need of medication.

Morgan's car, a 1995 four-door white Pontiac Grand Am, License number JS1830, is also missing.

On July 28, Morgan's parents, Ann and Carl Smith, post a $2,000 reward for any new information leading to the discovery of their son.

"Carl and I would like the public to continuously be aware and on the look-out for Morgan and his car," Ann said. "Reporting any tip, no matter how small, is crucial to finding Morgan."

Anyone with information may contact 911 or Captain Arndt at the Plainfield Police Department at 317-839-8700.

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It would be great if they could put a picture of him with this article.

-- Posted by Paper Planes on Wed, Aug 17, 2011, at 10:38 PM

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