What happened to Rodney Johnson?
Police: the people who knew him in the late 1980s are all dead
Last updated 10/2/2020 at 5:24pm
Police still do not know what happened before Rodney Peter Johnson ended up shot in the head, likely in the late 1980s.
Johnson's body was found floating in Lake Stickney in the late 1990s, is still classified as a cold case. DNA tied the missing persons reports and Johnson's body, first identified a "John Doe" 1993. Johnson had gone missing in the1980s, but unless police get more information, his death may go unsolved.
Lake Stickney is now a 24.5-acre park at the northern headwaters of Swamp Creek. Back then, the parks department had not yet acquired the area for improvements.It is not k...