A Break in a 10 year Old TRISTATE Cold Case

The last her family heard from was a text message sent to her sister in September of 2010, "Girl, call me now. I need to talk to you ASAP". 17 year old Paige Johnson disappeared that night after going to a party with an acquaintance in Covington. He claimed he dropped her off on a corner near her sisters but Johnson was never seen again. Now, police say her remains have been found ten years later in Clermont County. The discovery was made by chance on Sunday.

Here is the release from the Covington PD:

Date: March 25, 2020

Time of Release: 1000 hrs

Subject: Update Case # 10-058074 – Missing Persons

Location: Covington Police Headquarters

On March 22, 2020, the Clermont County Ohio Sheriff’s Office was contacted by an individual after they located what they believed to be human remains. Upon arrival of Clermont County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Clermont County Coroner, Covington Police Department Investigators were contacted and responded to the scene. Investigators with all three agencies have continued to search the scene over the course of the past two days and recovered additional items that are also believed to be human remains. All items collected were sent to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office for analysis and possible identification.

Late in the evening on March 24, 2020, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and Covington Police Department were officially notified by Hamilton County that the remains have been positively identified as those of Paige Johnson, F/W, 8/29/93, who was reported as missing to the Covington Police Department on September 23, 2010. Early this morning, Paige’s family was notified by the Covington Police Department of her recovery.

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